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Exploring variation in active network size: constraints and ego characteristics

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Studies of active personal networks have primarily focused on providing reliable estimates of the size of the network. In this study, we examine how compositional properties of the network and ego characteristics are related to variation in network size. There was a negative relationship between mean emotional closeness and network size, for both related and unrelated networks. Further, there was a distinct upper bound on total network size. These results suggest that there are constraints bo...

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University of Oxford
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Social Sciences Division - Anthropology and Museum Ethnography,School of - Cognitive & Evolutionary Anthropology,Institute of
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University of Oxford
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Social Sciences Division - Anthropology and Museum Ethnography,School of - Cognitive & Evolutionary Anthropology,Institute of
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"University of Groningen, The Netherlands"
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Department of Social and Organizational Psychology
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"Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium"
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Division of Social and Organizational Psychology
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Sam G. B. Roberts
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
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Social Networks Journal website
Volume:
31
Issue:
2
Pages:
138-146
Publication date:
2009-05-05
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ISSN:
0378-8733
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uuid:71b28045-6018-4abb-8fe2-dd1eea798a71
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ora:3214

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