Structural Cohesion and Equivalence Explanations of Social Homogeneity

@article{Friedkin1984StructuralCA,
  title={Structural Cohesion and Equivalence Explanations of Social Homogeneity},
  author={Noah E. Friedkin},
  journal={Sociological Methods \& Research},
  year={1984},
  volume={12},
  pages={235 - 261}
}
  • Noah E. Friedkin
  • Published 1 February 1984
  • Psychology
  • Sociological Methods & Research
This article is concerned with the problem of the relative contributions of structural cohesion and equivalence to the explanation of social homogeneity. Structural Cohesion models are explanatory models in that they are based on causal assumptions concerning the effects of structural cohesion upon individuals' attitudes and behaviors. The results of the present analysis indicate that direct and short indirect communication channels are critical components of cohesion models that largely… 

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