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Social capital and social network sites: an empirical analysis of European high school students

TitleSocial capital and social network sites: an empirical analysis of European high school students
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsSciandra A
Secondary TitleITALIAN JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION
Volume3
Issue3
Pagination52-68
Date Published10/2011
PublisherPadova University Press
Place PublishedPadova, IT
ISSN Number2035-4983
Keywordshigh school students, neighbourhood, networked individualism, social capital, Social Network Sites, voluntary associations
Abstract

This paper shows the results of part of an empirical study which was developed in the sphere of the PACT EU project (Pathways for Carbon Transitions). The performed analysis concerns the social capital of young Europeans in terms of trust, size of personal networks, volunteering activities and usage of social network sites (SNS). The purpose of the work is, on one hand, exploratory, especially in aspects related to the comparison between relational context of social networks and virtual networks. At the same time, the research aims to confirm on this particular population some of the hypothesis coming from the literature on social capital, and to verify the existence of differences between European countries regarding relational characteristics.

URLhttp://ijse.padovauniversitypress.it/2011/3/4
DOI10.14658/pupj-ijse-2011-3-4
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