Development of Scale for College Students' Social Network

대학생 연줄망 측정을 위한 척도 개발

  • Received : 2009.06.30
  • Accepted : 2009.08.13
  • Published : 2009.08.31

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to develop a scale for the social network of college students in Korea. The social network scale for college students in this paper was developed through 1) literature review and item development 2) focus-group meeting 3) depth-interview with college students 4) pilot-studies and 5) study. The scale of 23 items has been constructed with three features : The first is 'relational feature' with 2 items; the second 'structural feature' with 7 items; and the third 'functional feature' with 14 items. The functional feature in this social network scale has consisted of emotional, economic, spiritual, and socio-relational aspects and has been revealed to the validity and the reliability of Cronbach's ${\alpha}$ 0.716. This study would contribute for college students to solve the many problems in their own lives through the social networks.

Keywords

Interpersonal networks;social network;college students;validity;reliability;Scale