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Protocol - Social Capital

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Description:

The Position Generator is used to gather information about the occupations of relatives, friends, and acquaintances in the person’s social network. Acquaintances are people who the respondent knows by face and by name. The occupations, whether prestigious or not, make up the respondent’s access to key social resources. The Position Generator used in the 2004 and 2006 U.S. Social Capital Surveys includes questions about 22 jobs and follow-up questions about anyone in the respondent’s network who has that job. The interviewer asks the respondent if he/she knows anyone who has that particular occupation. If the respondent answers "yes," the interviewer asks a follow-up question about the relationship between the respondent and this person, how the respondent got to know the person, how long the relationship has existed, how close the relationship has been, and also about the gender and ethnic/racial background of the person.

Protocol:

The Position Generator from the 2004 and 2006 U.S. Social Capital Surveys may be accessed via this link. USA_Social_Capital_Surveys.doc

Protocol Name from Source:

The Position Generator

Availability:

Publicly available

Personnel and Training Required

The interviewer must be trained to conduct personal interviews with individuals from the general population. The interviewer must be trained and found to be competent (i.e., tested by an expert) at the completion of personal interviews. The interviewer should be trained to prompt respondents further if a "don’t know" response is provided.

Equipment Needs

These questions can be administered in a computerized or noncomputerized format (i.e., paper-and-pencil instrument). Computer software is necessary to develop computer-assisted instruments. A laptop computer/handheld computer will be needed to administer a computer-assisted questionnaire.

Requirements
Requirement CategoryRequired
Major equipment No
Specialized training No
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual Yes
Mode of Administration

Interviewer-administered questionnaire

Life Stage:

Adult

Participants:

Ages 18 years and older

Specific Instructions:

None

Selection Rationale

The Position Generator is a well-established measure of social capital. Multiple studies have shown that the Position Generator is a valid and reliable measure.

Language

English

Standards
StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE) Social Capital Survey Assessment Score 3162990 CDE Browser
Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) Social Capital proto 64396-5 LOINC
Derived Variables

None

Process and Review

Expert Review Panel 4 (ERP 4) reviewed the measures in the Neurology, Psychiatric, and Psychosocial domains.

Guidance from ERP 4 included the following:

· No changes

Source

Lin, N., & Ao, D. (2008). The invisible hand of social capital: An exploratory study. In N. Lin & B. Erickson (Eds.), Social capital: An international research program (pp.107-132). New York: Oxford University Press.

Lin, N. (2004, 2006). U.S. Social Capital Surveys, 2004, 2006. Questions C1-C9.

General References

Ganzeboom, H. B. G., & Treiman, D. J. (1996). Internationally comparable measures of occupational status for the 1988 International Standard Classification of Occupations. Social Science Research, 25(3), 201-239.

Lin, N. (2001). Social capital: A theory of social structure and action. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Lin, N., & Dumin, M. (1986). Access to occupations through social ties. Social Networks, 8, 365-385.

Van der Gaag, M. P. J., & Snijders, T. A. B. (2002). Proposals for the measurement of individual social capital. In J. D. Flap & B. Volker (Eds.), Creation and returns of social capital: A new research program (pp. 199-218). London: Routledge.

Protocol ID:

181501

Variables:
Export Variables
Variable NameVariable IDVariable DescriptionVersiondbGaP Mapping
PX181501_Administrative_Assistant PX181501090100 Is there anyone you know who is a ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT IN A LARGE COMPANY? 4 N/A
PX181501_Administrative_Assistant_Gender PX181501090400 Is the ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT male or female? 4 N/A
PX181501_Administrative_Assistant_Know_Through_Spouse_Partner PX181501090300 Did you get to know him/her through your spouse or partner? 4 N/A
PX181501_Administrative_Assistant_Race_Ethnicity PX181501090700 What is the racial/ethnic background of this person? 4 N/A
PX181501_Administrative_Assistant_Race_Ethnicity_Other_Specify PX181501090701 What is the racial/ethnic background of this person? Other, Specify 4 N/A
PX181501_Administrative_Assistant_Relationship PX181501090200 If yes, what is his/her relationship to you? [Choose only one relationship the respondent considers as the most important.] 4 N/A
PX181501_Administrative_Assistant_Relationship_Other_Specify PX181501090201 If yes, what is his/her relationship to you? [Choose only one relationship the respondent considers as the most important.] Other, Specify 4 N/A
PX181501_Bookkeeper PX181501110100 Is there anyone you know who is a BOOKKEEPER? 4 N/A
PX181501_Bookkeeper_Gender PX181501110400 Is the BOOKKEEPER male or female? 4 N/A
PX181501_Bookkeeper_Know_Through_Spouse_Partner PX181501110300 Did you get to know him/her through your spouse or partner? 4 N/A
PX181501_Bookkeeper_Race_Ethnicity PX181501110700 What is the racial/ethnic background of this person? 4 N/A
PX181501_Bookkeeper_Race_Ethnicity_Other_Specify PX181501110701 What is the racial/ethnic background of this person? Other, Specify 4 N/A
PX181501_Bookkeeper_Relationship PX181501110200 If yes, what is his/her relationship to you? [Choose only one relationship the respondent considers as the most important.] 4 N/A
PX181501_Bookkeeper_Relationship_Other_Specify PX181501110201 If yes, what is his/her relationship to you? [Choose only one relationship the respondent considers as the most important.] Other, Specify 4 N/A
PX181501_CEO PX181501220100 Is there anyone you know who is a CEO OF A BIG COMPANY? 4 N/A
PX181501_CEO_Gender PX181501220400 Is the CEO male or female? 4 N/A
PX181501_CEO_Know_Through_Spouse_Partner PX181501220300 Did you get to know him/her through your spouse or partner? 4 N/A
PX181501_CEO_Race_Ethnicity PX181501220700 What is the racial/ethnic background of this person? 4 N/A
PX181501_CEO_Race_Ethnicity_Other_Specify PX181501220701 What is the racial/ethnic background of this person? Other, Specify 4 N/A
PX181501_CEO_Relationship PX181501220200 If yes, what is his/her relationship to you? [Choose only one relationship the respondent considers as the most important.] 4 N/A
PX181501_CEO_Relationship_Other_Specify PX181501220201 If yes, what is his/her relationship to you? [Choose only one relationship the respondent considers as the most important.] Other, Specify 4 N/A
PX181501_Computer_Programmer PX181501150100 Is there anyone you know who is a COMPUTER PROGRAMMER? 4 N/A
PX181501_Computer_Programmer_Gender PX181501150400 Is the PROGRAMMER male or female? 4 N/A
PX181501_Computer_Programmer_Know_Through_Spouse_Partner PX181501150300 Did you get to know him/her through your spouse or partner? 4 N/A
PX181501_Computer_Programmer_Race_Ethnicity PX181501150700 What is the racial/ethnic background of this person? 4 N/A
PX181501_Computer_Programmer_Race_Ethnicity_Other_Specify PX181501150701 What is the racial/ethnic background of this person? Other, Specify 4 N/A
PX181501_Computer_Programmer_Relationship PX181501150200 If yes, what is his/her relationship to you? [Choose only one relationship the respondent considers as the most important.] 4 N/A
PX181501_Computer_Programmer_Relationship_Other_Specify PX181501150201 If yes, what is his/her relationship to you? [Choose only one relationship the respondent considers as the most important.] Other, Specify 4 N/A
PX181501_Congressman PX181501170100 Is there anyone you know who is a CONGRESSMAN? 4 N/A
PX181501_Congressman_Gender PX181501170400 Is the CONGRESSMAN male or female? 4 N/A
PX181501_Congressman_Know_Through_Spouse_Partner PX181501170300 Did you get to know him/her through your spouse or partner? 4 N/A
PX181501_Congressman_Race_Ethnicity PX181501170700 What is the racial/ethnic background of this person? 4 N/A
PX181501_Congressman_Race_Ethnicity_Other_Specify PX181501170701 What is the racial/ethnic background of this person? Other, Specify 4 N/A
PX181501_Congressman_Relationship PX181501170200 If yes, what is his/her relationship to you? [Choose only one relationship the respondent considers as the most important.] 4 N/A
PX181501_Congressman_Relationship_Other_Specify PX181501170201 If yes, what is his/her relationship to you? [Choose only one relationship the respondent considers as the most important.] Other, Specify 4 N/A
PX181501_Factory_Operator PX181501140100 Is there anyone you know who is a OPERATOR IN A FACTORY? 4 N/A
PX181501_Factory_Operator_Gender PX181501140400 Is the OPERATOR male or female? 4 N/A
PX181501_Factory_Operator_Know_Through_Spouse_Partner PX181501140300 Did you get to know him/her through your spouse or partner? 4 N/A
PX181501_Factory_Operator_Race_Ethnicity PX181501140700 What is the racial/ethnic background of this person? 4 N/A
PX181501_Factory_Operator_Race_Ethnicity_Other_Specify PX181501140701 What is the racial/ethnic background of this person? Other, Specify 4 N/A
PX181501_Factory_Operator_Relationship PX181501140200 If yes, what is his/her relationship to you? [Choose only one relationship the respondent considers as the most important.] 4 N/A
PX181501_Factory_Operator_Relationship_Other_Specify PX181501140201 If yes, what is his/her relationship to you? [Choose only one relationship the respondent considers as the most important.] Other, Specify 4 N/A
PX181501_Farmer PX181501030100 Is there anyone you know who is a FARMER? 4 N/A
PX181501_Farmer_Gender PX181501030400 Is the FARMER male or female? 4 N/A
PX181501_Farmer_Know_Through_Spouse_Partner PX181501030300 Did you get to know him/her through your spouse or partner? 4 N/A
PX181501_Farmer_Race_Ethnicity PX181501030700 What is the racial/ethnic background of this person? 4 N/A
PX181501_Farmer_Race_Ethnicity_Other_Specify PX181501030701 What is the racial/ethnic background of this person? Other, Specify 4 N/A
PX181501_Farmer_Relationship PX181501030200 If yes, what is his/her relationship to you? [Choose only one relationship the respondent considers as the most important.] 4 N/A
PX181501_Farmer_Relationship_Other_Specify PX181501030201 If yes, what is his/her relationship to you? [Choose only one relationship the respondent considers as the most important.] Other, Specify 4 N/A
PX181501_Full_Time_Babysitter PX181501060100 Is there anyone you know who is a FULL TIME BABYSITTER? 4 N/A
PX181501_Full_Time_Babysitter_Gender PX181501060400 Is the FULL TIME BABYSITTER male or female? 4 N/A
PX181501_Full_Time_Babysitter_Know_Through_Spouse_Partner PX181501060300 Did you get to know him/her through your spouse or partner? 4 N/A
PX181501_Full_Time_Babysitter_Race_Ethnicity PX181501060700 What is the racial/ethnic background of this person? 4 N/A
PX181501_Full_Time_Babysitter_Race_Ethnicity_Other_Specify PX181501060701 What is the racial/ethnic background of this person? Other, Specify 4 N/A
PX181501_Full_Time_Babysitter_Relationship PX181501060200 If yes, what is his/her relationship to you? [Choose only one relationship the respondent considers as the most important.] 4 N/A
PX181501_Full_Time_Babysitter_Relationship_Other_Specify PX181501060201 If yes, what is his/her relationship to you? [Choose only one relationship the respondent considers as the most important.] Other, Specify 4 N/A
PX181501_Hair_Dresser PX181501100100 Is there anyone you know who is a HAIR DRESSER? 4 N/A
PX181501_Hair_Dresser_Gender PX181501100400 Is the HAIR DRESSER male or female? 4 N/A
PX181501_Hair_Dresser_Know_Through_Spouse_Partner PX181501100300 Did you get to know him/her through your spouse or partner? 4 N/A
PX181501_Hair_Dresser_Race_Ethnicity PX181501100700 What is the racial/ethnic background of this person? 4 N/A
PX181501_Hair_Dresser_Race_Ethnicity_Other_Specify PX181501100701 What is the racial/ethnic background of this person? Other, Specify 4 N/A
PX181501_Hair_Dresser_Relationship PX181501100200 If yes, what is his/her relationship to you? [Choose only one relationship the respondent considers as the most important.] 4 N/A
PX181501_Hair_Dresser_Relationship_Other_Specify PX181501100201 If yes, what is his/her relationship to you? [Choose only one relationship the respondent considers as the most important.] Other, Specify 4 N/A
PX181501_Hotel_Bell_Boy PX181501200100 Is there anyone you know who is a HOTEL BELL BOY? 4 N/A
PX181501_Hotel_Bell_Boy_Gender PX181501200400 Is the HOTEL BELL BOY male or female? 4 N/A
PX181501_Hotel_Bell_Boy_Know_Through_Spouse_Partner PX181501200300 Did you get to know him/her through your spouse or partner? 4 N/A
PX181501_Hotel_Bell_Boy_Race_Ethnicity PX181501200700 What is the racial/ethnic background of this person? 4 N/A
PX181501_Hotel_Bell_Boy_Race_Ethnicity_Other_Specify PX181501200701 What is the racial/ethnic background of this person? Other, Specify 4 N/A
PX181501_Hotel_Bell_Boy_Relationship PX181501200200 If yes, what is his/her relationship to you? [Choose only one relationship the respondent considers as the most important.] 4 N/A
PX181501_Hotel_Bell_Boy_Relationship_Other_Specify PX181501200201 If yes, what is his/her relationship to you? [Choose only one relationship the respondent considers as the most important.] Other, Specify 4 N/A
PX181501_How_Close_To_Administrative_Assistant PX181501090600 How close are you to him/her? 4 N/A
PX181501_How_Close_To_Bookkeeper PX181501110600 How close are you to him/her? 4 N/A
PX181501_How_Close_To_CEO PX181501220600 How close are you to him/her? 4 N/A
PX181501_How_Close_To_Computer_Programmer PX181501150600 How close are you to him/her? 4 N/A
PX181501_How_Close_To_Congressman PX181501170600 How close are you to him/her? 4 N/A
PX181501_How_Close_To_Factory_Operator PX181501140600 How close are you to him/her? 4 N/A
PX181501_How_Close_To_Farmer PX181501030600 How close are you to him/her? 4 N/A
PX181501_How_Close_To_Full_Time_Babysitter PX181501060600 How close are you to him/her? 4 N/A
PX181501_How_Close_To_Hair_Dresser PX181501100600 How close are you to him/her? 4 N/A
PX181501_How_Close_To_Hotel_Bell_Boy PX181501200600 How close are you to him/her? 4 N/A
PX181501_How_Close_To_Janitor PX181501070600 How close are you to him/her? 4 N/A
PX181501_How_Close_To_Lawyer PX181501040600 How close are you to him/her? 4 N/A
PX181501_How_Close_To_Middle_School_Teacher PX181501050600 How close are you to him/her? 4 N/A
PX181501_How_Close_To_Nurse PX181501010600 How close are you to him/her? 4 N/A
PX181501_How_Close_To_Personnel_Manager PX181501080600 How close are you to him/her? 4 N/A
PX181501_How_Close_To_Policeman PX181501210600 How close are you to him/her? 4 N/A
PX181501_How_Close_To_Production_Manager PX181501130600 How close are you to him/her? 4 N/A
PX181501_How_Close_To_Professor PX181501190600 How close are you to him/her? 4 N/A
PX181501_How_Close_To_Receptionist PX181501160600 How close are you to him/her? 4 N/A
PX181501_How_Close_To_Security_Guard PX181501120600 How close are you to him/her? 4 N/A
PX181501_How_Close_To_Taxi_Driver PX181501180600 How close are you to him/her? 4 N/A
PX181501_How_Close_To_Writer PX181501020600 How close are you to him/her? 4 N/A
PX181501_How_Long_Known_Administrative_Assistant PX181501090500 How long have you known each other? 4 N/A
PX181501_How_Long_Known_Bookkeeper PX181501110500 How long have you known each other? 4 N/A
PX181501_How_Long_Known_CEO PX181501220500 How long have you known each other? 4 N/A
PX181501_How_Long_Known_Computer_Programmer PX181501150500 How long have you known each other? 4 N/A
PX181501_How_Long_Known_Congressman PX181501170500 How long have you known each other? 4 N/A
PX181501_How_Long_Known_Factory_Operator PX181501140500 How long have you known each other? 4 N/A
PX181501_How_Long_Known_Farmer PX181501030500 How long have you known each other? 4 N/A
PX181501_How_Long_Known_Full_Time_Babysitter PX181501060500 How long have you known each other? 4 N/A
PX181501_How_Long_Known_Hair_Dresser PX181501100500 How long have you known each other? 4 N/A
PX181501_How_Long_Known_Hotel_Bell_Boy PX181501200500 How long have you known each other? 4 N/A
PX181501_How_Long_Known_Janitor PX181501070500 How long have you known each other? 4 N/A
PX181501_How_Long_Known_Lawyer PX181501040500 How long have you known each other? 4 N/A
PX181501_How_Long_Known_Middle_School_Teacher PX181501050500 How long have you known each other? 4 N/A
PX181501_How_Long_Known_Nurse PX181501010500 How long have you known each other? 4 N/A
PX181501_How_Long_Known_Personnel_Manager PX181501080500 How long have you known each other? 4 N/A
PX181501_How_Long_Known_Policeman PX181501210500 How long have you known each other? 4 N/A
PX181501_How_Long_Known_Production_Manager PX181501130500 How long have you known each other? 4 N/A
PX181501_How_Long_Known_Professor PX181501190500 How long have you known each other? 4 N/A
PX181501_How_Long_Known_Receptionist PX181501160500 How long have you known each other? 4 N/A
PX181501_How_Long_Known_Security_Guard PX181501120500 How long have you known each other? 4 N/A
PX181501_How_Long_Known_Taxi_Driver PX181501180500 How long have you known each other? 4 N/A
PX181501_How_Long_Known_Writer PX181501020500 How long have you known each other? 4 N/A
PX181501_How_Many_Trusted PX181501240000 Among the above people you mentioned, how many can be trusted? 4 N/A
PX181501_Janitor PX181501070100 Is there anyone you know who is a JANITOR? 4 N/A
PX181501_Janitor_Gender PX181501070400 Is the JANITOR male or female? 4 N/A
PX181501_Janitor_Know_Through_Spouse_Partner PX181501070300 Did you get to know him/her through your spouse or partner? 4 N/A
PX181501_Janitor_Race_Ethnicity PX181501070700 What is the racial/ethnic background of this person? 4 N/A
PX181501_Janitor_Race_Ethnicity_Other_Specify PX181501070701 What is the racial/ethnic background of this person? Other, Specify 4 N/A
PX181501_Janitor_Relationship PX181501070200 If yes, what is his/her relationship to you? [Choose only one relationship the respondent considers as the most important.] 4 N/A
PX181501_Janitor_Relationship_Other_Specify PX181501070201 If yes, what is his/her relationship to you? [Choose only one relationship the respondent considers as the most important.] Other, Specify 4 N/A
PX181501_Know_Each_Other PX181501230000 Among the above people you mentioned, how many know each other? 4 N/A
PX181501_Lawyer PX181501040100 Is there anyone you know who is a LAWYER? 4 N/A
PX181501_Lawyer_Gender PX181501040400 Is the LAWYER male or female? 4 N/A
PX181501_Lawyer_Know_Through_Spouse_Partner PX181501040300 Did you get to know him/her through your spouse or partner? 4 N/A
PX181501_Lawyer_Race_Ethnicity PX181501040700 What is the racial/ethnic background of this person? 4 N/A
PX181501_Lawyer_Race_Ethnicity_Other_Specify PX181501040701 What is the racial/ethnic background of this person? Other, Specify 4 N/A
PX181501_Lawyer_Relationship PX181501040200 If yes, what is his/her relationship to you? [Choose only one relationship the respondent considers as the most important.] 4 N/A
PX181501_Lawyer_Relationship_Other_Specify PX181501040201 If yes, what is his/her relationship to you? [Choose only one relationship the respondent considers as the most important.] Other, Specify 4 N/A
PX181501_Middle_School_Teacher PX181501050100 Is there anyone you know who is a MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER? 4 N/A
PX181501_Middle_School_Teacher_Gender PX181501050400 Is the MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER male or female? 4 N/A
PX181501_Middle_School_Teacher_Know_Through_Spouse_Partner PX181501050300 Did you get to know him/her through your spouse or partner? 4 N/A
PX181501_Middle_School_Teacher_Race_Ethnicity PX181501050700 What is the racial/ethnic background of this person? 4 N/A
PX181501_Middle_School_Teacher_Race_Ethnicity_Other_Specify PX181501050701 What is the racial/ethnic background of this person? Other, Specify 4 N/A
PX181501_Middle_School_Teacher_Relationship PX181501050200 If yes, what is his/her relationship to you? [Choose only one relationship the respondent considers as the most important.] 4 N/A
PX181501_Middle_School_Teacher_Relationship_Other_Specify PX181501050201 If yes, what is his/her relationship to you? [Choose only one relationship the respondent considers as the most important.] Other, Specify 4 N/A
PX181501_Nurse PX181501010100 Is there anyone you know who is a NURSE? 4 N/A
PX181501_Nurse_Gender PX181501010400 Is the NURSE male or female? 4 N/A
PX181501_Nurse_Know_Through_Spouse_Partner PX181501010300 Did you get to know him/her through your spouse or partner? 4 N/A
PX181501_Nurse_Race_Ethnicity PX181501010700 What is the racial/ethnic background of this person? 4 N/A
PX181501_Nurse_Race_Ethnicity_Other_Specify PX181501010701 What is the racial/ethnic background of this person? Other, Specify 4 N/A
PX181501_Nurse_Relationship PX181501010200 If yes, what is his/her relationship to you? [Choose only one relationship the respondent considers as the most important.] 4 N/A
PX181501_Nurse_Relationship_Other_Specify PX181501010201 If yes, what is his/her relationship to you? [Choose only one relationship the respondent considers as the most important.] Other, Specify 4 N/A
PX181501_Personnel_Manager PX181501080100 Is there anyone you know who is a PERSONNEL MANAGER? 4 N/A
PX181501_Personnel_Manager_Gender PX181501080400 Is the PERSONNEL MANAGER male or female? 4 N/A
PX181501_Personnel_Manager_Know_Through_Spouse_Partner PX181501080300 Did you get to know him/her through your spouse or partner? 4 N/A
PX181501_Personnel_Manager_Race_Ethnicity PX181501080700 What is the racial/ethnic background of this person? 4 N/A
PX181501_Personnel_Manager_Race_Ethnicity_Other_Specify PX181501080701 What is the racial/ethnic background of this person? Other, Specify 4 N/A
PX181501_Personnel_Manager_Relationship PX181501080200 If yes, what is his/her relationship to you? [Choose only one relationship the respondent considers as the most important.] 4 N/A
PX181501_Personnel_Manager_Relationship_Other_Specify PX181501080201 If yes, what is his/her relationship to you? [Choose only one relationship the respondent considers as the most important.] Other, Specify 4 N/A
PX181501_Policeman PX181501210100 Is there anyone you know who is a POLICEMAN? 4 N/A
PX181501_Policeman_Gender PX181501210400 Is the POLICEMAN male or female? 4 N/A
PX181501_Policeman_Know_Through_Spouse_Partner PX181501210300 Did you get to know him/her through your spouse or partner? 4 N/A
PX181501_Policeman_Race_Ethnicity PX181501210700 What is the racial/ethnic background of this person? 4 N/A
PX181501_Policeman_Race_Ethnicity_Other_Specify PX181501210701 What is the racial/ethnic background of this person? Other, Specify 4 N/A
PX181501_Policeman_Relationship PX181501210200 If yes, what is his/her relationship to you? [Choose only one relationship the respondent considers as the most important.] 4 N/A
PX181501_Policeman_Relationship_Other_Specify PX181501210201 If yes, what is his/her relationship to you? [Choose only one relationship the respondent considers as the most important.] Other, Specify 4 N/A
PX181501_Production_Manager PX181501130100 Is there anyone you know who is a PRODUCTION MANAGER? 4 N/A
PX181501_Production_Manager_Gender PX181501130400 Is the PRODUCTION MANAGER male or female? 4 N/A
PX181501_Production_Manager_Know_Through_Spouse_Partner PX181501130300 Did you get to know him/her through your spouse or partner? 4 N/A
PX181501_Production_Manager_Race_Ethnicity PX181501130700 What is the racial/ethnic background of this person? 4 N/A
PX181501_Production_Manager_Race_Ethnicity_Other_Specify PX181501130701 What is the racial/ethnic background of this person? Other, Specify 4 N/A
PX181501_Production_Manager_Relationship PX181501130200 If yes, what is his/her relationship to you? [Choose only one relationship the respondent considers as the most important.] 4 N/A
PX181501_Production_Manager_Relationship_Other_Specify PX181501130201 If yes, what is his/her relationship to you? [Choose only one relationship the respondent considers as the most important.] Other, Specify 4 N/A
PX181501_Professor PX181501190100 Is there anyone you know who is a PROFESSOR? 4 N/A
PX181501_Professor_Gender PX181501190400 Is the PROFESSOR male or female? 4 N/A
PX181501_Professor_Know_Through_Spouse_Partner PX181501190300 Did you get to know him/her through your spouse or partner? 4 N/A
PX181501_Professor_Race_Ethnicity PX181501190700 What is the racial/ethnic background of this person? 4 N/A
PX181501_Professor_Race_Ethnicity_Other_Specify PX181501190701 What is the racial/ethnic background of this person? Other, Specify 4 N/A
PX181501_Professor_Relationship PX181501190200 If yes, what is his/her relationship to you? [Choose only one relationship the respondent considers as the most important.] 4 N/A
PX181501_Professor_Relationship_Other_Specify PX181501190201 If yes, what is his/her relationship to you? [Choose only one relationship the respondent considers as the most important.] Other, Specify 4 N/A
PX181501_Receptionist PX181501160100 Is there anyone you know who is a RECEPTIONIST? 4 N/A
PX181501_Receptionist_Gender PX181501160400 Is the RECEPTIONIST male or female? 4 N/A
PX181501_Receptionist_Know_Through_Spouse_Partner PX181501160300 Did you get to know him/her through your spouse or partner? 4 N/A
PX181501_Receptionist_Race_Ethnicity PX181501160700 What is the racial/ethnic background of this person? 4 N/A
PX181501_Receptionist_Race_Ethnicity_Other_Specify PX181501160701 What is the racial/ethnic background of this person? Other, Specify 4 N/A
PX181501_Receptionist_Relationship PX181501160200 If yes, what is his/her relationship to you? [Choose only one relationship the respondent considers as the most important.] 4 N/A
PX181501_Receptionist_Relationship_Other_Specify PX181501160201 If yes, what is his/her relationship to you? [Choose only one relationship the respondent considers as the most important.] Other, Specify 4 N/A
PX181501_Security_Guard PX181501120100 Is there anyone you know who is a SECURITY GUARD? 4 N/A
PX181501_Security_Guard_Gender PX181501120400 Is the SECURITY GUARD male or female? 4 N/A
PX181501_Security_Guard_Know_Through_Spouse_Partner PX181501120300 Did you get to know him/her through your spouse or partner? 4 N/A
PX181501_Security_Guard_Race_Ethnicity PX181501120700 What is the racial/ethnic background of this person? 4 N/A
PX181501_Security_Guard_Race_Ethnicity_Other_Specify PX181501120701 What is the racial/ethnic background of this person? Other, Specify 4 N/A
PX181501_Security_Guard_Relationship PX181501120200 If yes, what is his/her relationship to you? [Choose only one relationship the respondent considers as the most important.] 4 N/A
PX181501_Security_Guard_Relationship_Other_Specify PX181501120201 If yes, what is his/her relationship to you? [Choose only one relationship the respondent considers as the most important.] Other, Specify 4 N/A
PX181501_Taxi_Driver PX181501180100 Is there anyone you know who is a TAXI DRIVER? 4 N/A
PX181501_Taxi_Driver_Gender PX181501180400 Is the TAXI DRIVER male or female? 4 N/A
PX181501_Taxi_Driver_Know_Through_Spouse_Partner PX181501180300 Did you get to know him/her through your spouse or partner? 4 N/A
PX181501_Taxi_Driver_Race_Ethnicity PX181501180700 What is the racial/ethnic background of this person? 4 N/A
PX181501_Taxi_Driver_Race_Ethnicity_Other_Specify PX181501180701 What is the racial/ethnic background of this person? Other, Specify 4 N/A
PX181501_Taxi_Driver_Relationship PX181501180200 If yes, what is his/her relationship to you? [Choose only one relationship the respondent considers as the most important.] 4 N/A
PX181501_Taxi_Driver_Relationship_Other_Specify PX181501180201 If yes, what is his/her relationship to you? [Choose only one relationship the respondent considers as the most important.] Other, Specify 4 N/A
PX181501_Writer PX181501020100 Is there anyone you know who is a WRITER? 4 N/A
PX181501_Writer_Gender PX181501020400 Is the WRITER male or female? 4 N/A
PX181501_Writer_Know_Through_Spouse_Partner PX181501020300 Did you get to know him/her through your spouse or partner? 4 N/A
PX181501_Writer_Race_Ethnicity PX181501020700 What is the racial/ethnic background of this person? 4 N/A
PX181501_Writer_Race_Ethnicity_Other_Specify PX181501020701 What is the racial/ethnic background of this person? Other, Specify 4 N/A
PX181501_Writer_Relationship PX181501020200 If yes, what is his/her relationship to you? [Choose only one relationship the respondent considers as the most important.] 4 N/A
PX181501_Writer_Relationship_Other_Specify PX181501020201 If yes, what is his/her relationship to you? [Choose only one relationship the respondent considers as the most important.] Other, Specify 4 N/A
Research Domain Information
Measure Name:

Social Capital

Release Date:

February 4, 2010

Definition

This measure identifies a person’s ability to connect to other types of individuals in life and society. Assessing a person’s connectedness to others who hold specific resources (e.g., skills, knowledge, prestige, and authority) is considered a standard way to measure the kind of social capital that individuals can access for routine and unusual circumstances or needs. The Position Generator identifies these social network resources, which are considered social capital.

Purpose

An individual’s social capital has been shown to influence physical and mental health/illness as well as a person’s overall well-being and quality of life. In addition, social capital is thought to have a broad range of effects on individual behavior (e.g., decision making; ability to get help when needed) and circumstances (e.g., socioeconomic status).

Keywords

Psychosocial, social resources, occupation, relationship, job prestige, U.S. Social Capital Survey, Standard International Occupational Prestige Scale, SIOPS