Social Support Networks of the Residents of Ljubljana Cover Image

Omrežja socialne opore Ljubljančanov
Social Support Networks of the Residents of Ljubljana

Author(s): Anuška Ferligoj, Valentina Hlebec, Polona Dremelj, Tina Kogovšek
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Slovensko sociološko društvo (in FDV)
Keywords: social support; egocentered networks; network size; network composition; tie strength; tie characteristics

Summary/Abstract: Theory and empirical studies show that social support is a multidimensional concept. It can be subdivided into four major dimensions: material (instrumental) support, informational support, emotional support, and social companionship. In the paper, the personal support networks of the residents of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, are described. The data were collected in the year 2000 by telephone interview on a random sample of 1033 residents of Ljubljana. The preliminary results confirm some findings of the earlier similar studies, but also some new and interesting results were obtained.

  • Issue Year: 19/2003
  • Issue No: 43
  • Page Range: 183-204
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Slovenian