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Communication in social networks: Effects of kinship, network size, and emotional closeness

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Communication is important in preventing social relationships from decaying over time. This study examined the effects of social network size, emotional closeness, and type of relationship (kinship vs. friendship) on communication patterns in the social networks of 251 women. Participants with large kin networks had longer times to last contact to both kin and friends. Participants with high levels of emotional closeness in their networks had shorter times to last contact. The effect of emoti...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Journal:
PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS
Volume:
18
Issue:
3
Pages:
439-452
Publication date:
2011-09-01
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EISSN:
1475-6811
ISSN:
1350-4126
Source identifiers:
304688
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:304688
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uuid:41f6a45d-9d7d-4bb7-8ac2-cc13dd04a103
Local pid:
pubs:304688
Deposit date:
2013-11-16

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