This study accepted for publication April 21, 1977.
ANOMIA AND CLOSE FRIENDSHIP COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
Article first published online: 17 MAR 2006
Human Communication Research
Volume 4, Issue 1, pages 48–57, September 1977
How to Cite
PARKS, M. R. (1977), ANOMIA AND CLOSE FRIENDSHIP COMMUNICATION NETWORKS. Human Communication Research, 4: 48–57. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2958.1977.tb00596.x
- Issue published online: 17 MAR 2006
- Article first published online: 17 MAR 2006
A causal model relating aspects of interpersonal communication to anomia was tested with a sample of 58 students. While the overall model failed to fit the data, several specific hypotheses were supported. Both perceived similarity among members of close friendship networks and the level of interpersonal communication skills were negatively related to anomia. Residential mobility and anomia were positively associated. The level of communication network integration (connectedness) was not related to anomia, but the level of perceived communication effort was negatively associated with the level of network integration.