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Social support as a form of social capital in status attainment research. An explorative study.

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In this study we examine both theoretically and empirically whether social support can be considered as a form of social capital. Theoretically, the social support concept satisfies the conditions of the social capital conceptualisation and the main objections do not stand fire after a critical inquiry. Empirically, two well-established social capital propositions are tested with social support conceptualized as a form of social capital, using data about the attained holiday job of first year university student. For this purpose, a specific application of the resource generator with job search support items has been designed. The results confirm both the social resource proposition and the strength of ties proposition. The perceived availability of job search support seems to have a positive effect on the income and the quality of the attained holiday job. Especially instrumental job search support appears to be useful with respect to the income. In addition, it appears that job search support from the immediate and extended family (strong ties) is more effective that the support from friends (middle ties) and acquaintances (weak ties).
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Resource generator, Social capital, Social Support, Status attainment

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Verhaeghe, Pieter-Paul. 2009. “Social Support as a Form of Social Capital in Status Attainment Research. An Explorative Study.” In .
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Verhaeghe, P.-P. (2009). Social support as a form of social capital in status attainment research. An explorative study. Presented at the Markets as Networks Conference (ISA, RC02).
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Verhaeghe P-P. Social support as a form of social capital in status attainment research. An explorative study. 2009.
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Verhaeghe, Pieter-Paul. “Social Support as a Form of Social Capital in Status Attainment Research. An Explorative Study.” 2009. Print.
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  abstract     = {In this study we examine both theoretically and empirically whether social support can be considered as a form of social capital. Theoretically, the social support concept satisfies the conditions of the social capital conceptualisation and the main objections do not stand fire after a critical inquiry. Empirically, two well-established social capital propositions are tested with social support conceptualized as a form of social capital, using data about the attained holiday job of first year university student. For this purpose, a specific application of the resource generator with job search support items has been designed. The results confirm both the social resource proposition and the strength of ties proposition. The perceived availability of job search support seems to have a positive effect on the income and the quality of the attained holiday job. Especially instrumental job search support appears to be useful with respect to the income. In addition, it appears that job search support from the immediate and extended family (strong ties) is more effective that the support from friends (middle ties) and acquaintances (weak ties).},
  author       = {Verhaeghe, Pieter-Paul},
  keyword      = {Resource generator,Social capital,Social Support,Status attainment},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Sophia, Bulgaria},
  title        = {Social support as a form of social capital in status attainment research. An explorative study.},
  year         = {2009},
}