Social connectedness: concept and measurement

  title={Social connectedness: concept and measurement},
  author={Daniel T. van Bel and Karin Smolders and Wijnand A. IJsselsteijn and Yvonne de Kort},
  booktitle={Intelligent Environments},
Social connectedness, i.e. the experience of belonging and relatedness between people, is a central concept in understanding and evaluating communication media, in particular awareness systems. [] Key Method These questionnaires were subsequently applied in survey studies in order to establish the structure of the concept and to identify the items that are suited for the measurement of its dimensions. One questionnaire was subjected to an initial validation. We conclude with some preliminary suggestions…

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