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Social relations and life satisfaction: the role of friends

Overview of attention for article published in Genus, May 2018
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#2 of 121)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)

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Title
Social relations and life satisfaction: the role of friends
Published in
Genus, May 2018
DOI 10.1186/s41118-018-0032-z
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Authors

Viviana Amati, Silvia Meggiolaro, Giulia Rivellini, Susanna Zaccarin

Abstract

Social capital is defined as the individual's pool of social resources found in his/her personal network. A recent study on Italians living as couples has shown that friendship relationships, beyond those within an individual's family, are an important source of support. Here, we used data from Aspects of Daily Life, the Italian National Statistical Institute's 2012 multipurpose survey, to analyze the relation between friendship ties and life satisfaction. Our results show that friendship, in terms of intensity (measured by the frequency with which individuals see their friends) and quality (measured by the satisfaction with friendship relationships), is positively associated to life satisfaction.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 233 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 56 24%
Student > Master 28 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 11%
Lecturer 13 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 3%
Other 27 12%
Unknown 76 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 52 22%
Social Sciences 31 13%
Business, Management and Accounting 11 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 4%
Arts and Humanities 8 3%
Other 39 17%
Unknown 83 36%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 159. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 July 2022.
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#194,760
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#2
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