Problematizing community: A network approach to conceptualizing campus communities

Smith, Rachel A. ; Vonhoff, Christina

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Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2019
The title of a journal, publication series: Journal of College Student Development : JCSD
Volume: 60
Issue number: 3
Page range: 255-270
Place of publication: Washington, DC
Publishing house: ACPA
ISSN: 0897-5264 , 1543-3382
Publication language: English
Institution: Business School > Dekanat Betriebswirtschaftslehre
Subject: 370 Education
Abstract: Strong communities, measured in terms of belonging, are often shown to produce positive social and educational outcomes. Although useful, this approach narrows the potential scope of the concept and inadequately measures complex communities where positive outcomes, such as student engagement, can be mixed with negative outcomes, such as social exclusion. Conceptualizing communities as a network of interrelationships allows for breaking the concept of community down into the underlying structures among community members. Researchers can then examine community processes and outcomes using new measurements that capture the internal dynamics of community formation as driven by potentially competing theoretical mechanisms: bonding and exploration.

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