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Social Network Analysis and Resilience in University Students: An Approach from Cohesiveness

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SALBIS Research Group, Faculty of Health Sciences, Nursing and Physiotherapy Department, Universidad de León, 24401 León, Spain
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SALBIS Research Group, Nursing and Physiotherapy Department, Universidad de León, Campus Vegazana S/N, 24071 León, Spain
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15(10), 2119; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15102119
Received: 13 August 2018 / Revised: 21 September 2018 / Accepted: 23 September 2018 / Published: 26 September 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Social Networks and Health)
The Social Network Analysis offers a view of social phenomena based on interactions. The aim of this study is to compare social reality through the cohesion variable and analyse its relationship with the resilience of university students. This information is useful to work with the students academically and to optimise the properties of the network that have an influence in academic performance. This is a descriptive transversal study with 90 students from the first and third year of the Nursing Degree. Cohesion variables from the support and friendship networks and the level of resilience were gathered. The UCINET programme was used for network analysis and the SPSS programme for statistical analysis. The students’ friendship and support networks show high intra-classroom cohesion although there are no differences between the support networks and friendship or minimal contact networks in both of the courses used for the study. The network cohesion indicators show less cohesion in the third year. No correlations were found between cohesion and resilience. Resilience does not appear to be an attribute related to cohesion or vice versa. View Full-Text
Keywords: nursing students; resilience; social network analysis; cohesion nursing students; resilience; social network analysis; cohesion
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Liébana-Presa, C.; Andina-Díaz, E.; Reguera-García, M.-M.; Fulgueiras-Carril, I.; Bermejo-Martínez, D.; Fernández-Martínez, E. Social Network Analysis and Resilience in University Students: An Approach from Cohesiveness. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15, 2119.

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