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Psychosocial Intervention 24 (2015) 147-54 - Vol. 24 No.3 DOI: 10.1016/j.psi.2015.07.007
Applying affiliation social network analysis to understand interfaith groups
Aplicación del análisis de redes sociales de afiliación para comprender los grupos interreligiosos
Nathan R. Todda,, , Jaclyn D. Houstonb, Rachael L. Suffrinb
a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
b DePaul University, USA
Received 01 June 2015, Accepted 24 July 2015

This study applies affiliation social network analysis to understand how interfaith groups provide resources to other community groups and link interfaith group members to resources for local community change. Based on a sample of 88 interfaith groups from across the U.S., affiliation social network analysis pictures show distinct patterns in how interfaith groups share resources with community groups and link members to community resources. Overall, results show how interfaith groups may be empowering community settings that provide resources and link members to other resources in the interest of community change. These findings imply that interfaith groups may be part of the social fabric within communities that hold potential to be partners and contributors of resources to promote community change efforts. Limitations and directions for future research also are discussed.

  • Interfaith groups
  • Affiliation social network analysis
  • Bridging social capital
  • Social networks

Este estudio se basa en el análisis de redes de afiliación para comprender cómo los grupos interreligiosos proporcionan recursos a otros grupos comunitarios y vinculan a los miembros de los grupos interreligiosos con los recursos de cambio comunitario. Sobre la base de 88 grupos interreligiosos de Estados Unidos, las imágenes del análisis de redes sociales de afiliación muestran diferentes patrones en la manera en que los grupos interreligiosos comparten recursos con los grupos comunitarios y vinculan a sus miembros con los recursos comunitarios. En general, los resultados muestran cómo los grupos interreligiosos pueden empoderar los contextos comunitarios que proporcionan recursos y vinculan a los miembros con otros recursos a favor del cambio comunitario. Los resultados implican que los grupos interreligiosos pueden ser parte del tejido social en comunidad con potencial para ser socios y colaboradores en la promoción del cambio comunitario. También discutimos las limitaciones y las posibilidades de investigación futura.

  • Grupos interreligiosos
  • Análisis de redes sociales de afiliación
  • Capital social de intermediación
  • Redes sociales
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Psychosocial Intervention 24 (2015) 147-54 - Vol. 24 No.3 DOI: 10.1016/j.psi.2015.07.007