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Bešker, Ana. (2017). Neformalna socijalna podrška među studentima. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Sociology. [mentor Čulig, Benjamin].

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This paper deals with the research of informal social support which, by its definition, understands availability of resources in social environment which gives one support in everyday life and situations of crisis and by that improves his wellbeing. In short, an individual gains his/hers social support through interaction with other individuals in his/hers social network. Social activity is a social support if the receiver perceives tha t activity as straightening of its own personal value or if it includes some sort of giving instrumental and/or emotional help in dealing with stress. The categories of informal social support are emotional, instrumental, advice and network support (which refers to the feeling of belonging to a certain community). The literature says the more informal support person gains, the easier he deals with stress, receive more useful information from people in his/her network and have better developed self-esteem. Considering all the above, research in this paper tries to establish the existence of connection between the concept of informal social support and contentment with the university and academic achievement as well. For the needs of research two scales have been constructed – scale of quality of social networks and scale of contentment with the university. The analysis showed statistically meaningful positive connection between the two scales.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: informal social support, social connections, contentment with the university, academic achievement
Subjects: Sociology
Departments: Department of Sociology
Supervisor: Čulig, Benjamin
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2018 14:37
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2018 14:37

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