Perception of Social Support in Individuals and Its Correlation with the Quality of the Core of Social Network



The paper presents results of a research on how perception of social support in an individual affects the quality of the core of his/her social network. These results demonstrate that the character of the individual's perception of social support plays an important role in the development of the supportive potential of the core of the social network, affecting such features of interpersonal relationships as the intima- cy/distance correlation, duration of communication, and level at which supportive interactions are exchanged.

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Keywords: social support; social network; core of social network; communication; positive, negative, neutral, ambivalent perception of social support

Journal rubric: Applied Research and Practice

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Boiko O.M., Kazmina O.Y. Perception of Social Support in Individuals and Its Correlation with the Quality of the Core of Social Network. Sotsial'naya psikhologiya i obshchestvo = Social Psychology and Society, 2014. Vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 129–137. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Olga M. Boiko, Research Associate, Medical Psychology Department, Mental Health Research Center, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Olga Y. Kazmina, PhD in Psychology, Leading Research Associate of Medical Psychology’s Department, Federal Stare Budgetary Scientific Institution “Mental Health Research Center”, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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