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Entwicklung und Validierung einer Networkingskala [Development and validation of a networking scale]


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Author(s): Wolff HG, Moser K
Journal: Diagnostica
Publisher: Hogrefe
Publication year: 2006
Volume: 52
Pages range: 161-180
ISSN: 0012-1924

Abstract

Networking circumscribes a syndrome of behaviors aimed at building, maintaining, and using social relations in the occupational context. The construct is of relevance, because it is assumed that networking has a positive effect on career success. This paper describes the development of a networking scale, based on the psychological literature on networking as well as the sociological literature on social capital. Scale structure and validity are tested in three studies. Results of a multidimensional scaling analysis (study 1) and confirmatory factor analysis (study 2) support the two facet structure of the scale, 1) internal vs. external networking and 2) building vs. maintaining vs. using contacts. Combining the two facets results in six subscales that can be summated into a general networking scale. With regard to scale validity, distinct relations to social network measures of network size and network constraint are shown. Furthermore, relations between networking and vocational (e.g. occupational goals) as well as social aspects (e.g. extraversion) can be confirmed. © Hogrefe Verlag Göttingen 2006.



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APA: Wolff, H.-G., & Moser, K. (2006). Entwicklung und Validierung einer Networkingskala [Development and validation of a networking scale]. Diagnostica, 52, 161-180. https://dx.doi.org/10.1026/0012-1924.52.4.161

MLA: Wolff, Hans-Georg, and Klaus Moser. "Entwicklung und Validierung einer Networkingskala [Development and validation of a networking scale]." Diagnostica 52 (2006): 161-180.

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