Standardized Methods of Assessment of Individual’s Social Network in Social Work and Psychological Practice

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Abstract

This article is a theoretical overview of the main standardized techniques for assessment of the social relations of the individual. The study of these techniques allows professionals to get the basic information about the microsocial environment of people. Theoretical analysis shows that the study of the social network of an individual involves the analysis of its structure, composition and function of its components. Described and analyzed the most common techniques for assessment of human social networks - "Name generator", "Drawing a social network", "Inventory of Social Network" (K. Bartholomew), "Social Networks Inventory " (Treadwell T. and co.), "Social Network Index "( L. Berkman, S. Syme), "Social Network List" (B. Hirsch, J. Stokes). Separately, the method of drawing up clients structured diary and method network card are shown.

General Information

Keywords: Social diagnostic, social network, name generator, network card

Journal rubric: Theoretical Research

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/cpse.2015040401

For citation: Lifintsev D.V., Lifintseva A.A., Serykh A.B. Standardized Methods of Assessment of Individual’s Social Network in Social Work and Psychological Practice [Elektronnyi resurs]. Klinicheskaia i spetsial'naia psikhologiia = Clinical Psychology and Special Education, 2015. Vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 01–11. DOI: 10.17759/cpse.2015040401. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

D. V. Lifintsev, Doctor of Education, Professor, Professor, Department of Psychology and Social work, Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Kaliningrad, Russia, e-mail: psyrgu@gmail.com

Alla A. Lifintseva, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Institute for the Humanities, Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Kaliningrad, Russia, e-mail: alifintseva@kantiana.ru

A. B. Serykh, Doctor of Education, Head of Department of Psychology and Social work, Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Kaliningrad, Russia, e-mail: annaserykh@rambler.ru

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