Philology, pedagogy, and psychology

2013 Issue №5

Back to the list Download the article

An assessment of relations of an individual in the immediate social environment on the basis of social network analysis



This article examines the psychological aspect of criteria for evaluating an individual’s position within the structure of relations in the community they belong to. The author shows how statistical methods used in analyzing social networks can help obtain information on the degree and type of the individual’s involvement into the system of relations and identifies the psychological significance of the actor’s centrality within a social network as a degree of the individual’s involvement into the immediate environments and the institutional system of relations.


1. Сивуха С. В. Анализ социальных сетей // Социология : энциклопедия. Минск, 2003. С. 42—45.
2. Сивуха С. В. Личные сети минчан // Минчане в начале XXI века: социальный портрет. Минск, 2006. С. 125—135.
3. Knoke D., Kuklinski J. H. Network analysis. Thousand Oaks, 1982.
4. Scott J. Social network analysis. L., 1991.
5. Seed P. Introducing network analysis in social work. L., 1990.
6. Wasserman S., Faust K. Social network analysis. Methods and applications. Cambridge, 1997.