Residential proximity and adolescent friendship dynamics


 Dr. Dana Haynie, Department of Sociology
Rank at time of award: Professor


This seed grant proposal has three objectives. (1) Identify the association between adolescents’ residential distance from school peers and their positions within school-based friendship networks, (2) Examine the spatial and network mechanisms driving the association between residential distance from peers and network position, and (3) Assess the extent to which residential distance among school peers accounts for homophily within friendship networks. The proposed project will provide insight into the association between spatial and social network dynamics, while offering new insight into friendship selection processes. This research will strengthen the subsequent applications for external funding by allowing the PI to assess the feasibility of projects aimed at examining the association between geographic distance from peers and network processes.

Publications resulting from this seed grant

Chapters in Edited Volumes
2014   Haynie, Dana L. and Brian Soller. “A Social Network Theory of Female Delinquency.”  In  Sisters in Crime Revisited: Bringing Gender into Criminology, Oxford University.

2014   Haynie, Dana L. and Brian Soller. “Network Analysis in Criminology.” In Bruinsma and Weisburd (Eds), The Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Springer Publishing.