Number 10 (2009)

Styła, R. (2009). Questionnaire for the measurement of individual social capital (Polish abbreviation KPIKS) - a tentative proposal created on the basis of the idea of resource generator by Tom Snijders

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Rafał Styła
Psychology Department, Warsaw University

Abstract:
Individual social capital is the collection of resources that an individual can obtain from his personal social network. This article presents and discusses a proposal for the measurement of this theoretical construct. The Questionnaire for the Measurement of Individual Social Capital (Polish abbreviation KPIKS) was created on the basis of the method called “resource generator” proposed by Snijders (1999; Van der Gaag, Snijders, 2004). A validation study was conducted on a group of 120 students. This tool was built in two versions. KPIKS-60 contains 60 items and KPIKS-20 is the short version having 20 questions. Both of them are characterized by high reliability (above 0.80 computed on the basis of Spearman-Brown formula) and moderate validity. KPIKS is a tentative proposal. It requires expanded examination, especially with respect to further validity analysis and normalization.

Keywords: Individual social capital, questionnaire based methods of research

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Styła, R. (2009). Questionnaire for the measurement of individual social capital (Polish abbreviation KPIKS) - a tentative proposal created on the basis of the idea of resource generator by Tom Snijders. Psychologia Społeczna, 10, 67–77.
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