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A Measure of Weak-Tie/Strong-Tie Support Network Preference

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This article reports two studies designed to develop and test a weak-tie/strong-tie support network preference scale. A theoretical framework for developing the measure and empirical tests of the underlying dimensions in two distinct populations is presented along with an assessment of the scale's validity and reliability, and hypotheses are tested regarding the support network preferences of the two populations. The application and utility of the four subscales comprising the W/STS is discussed along with the scale's implications for the study and advancement of applied research concerning social support networks.

Keywords: Health Communication; Scale Development; Social Support; Weak Tie Network

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03637751.2010.502538

Publication date: December 1, 2010

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