The Neighboring Activities index is a 10-item measure that captures respondent's social contact and willingness to exchange goods and services with neighbors.
1. How many people who live on your block would you recognize?
2. How many of the names do you know of the people who live on this block? With how many people on this block would you say you have a neighborly relationship?
3. How many of the people on your block do you see socially at least three or four times a year?
4. How many people on this block do you consider close friends?
5. With how many people on your block would you feel comfortable having the following contacts?
6. How many people on the block would you feel comfortable asking to borrow some food or a tool?
7. Talking about a personal problem?
8. Asking to watch your house while you're away?
9. Asking to help you with a house repair?
10. Asking for a ride when your car is not working?
Range 1-5; None - Almost Everyone
Scores of individual items were added to get the composite score. Score ranged from 10-50.
Unger, D. G., & Wandersman, A. (1982). Neighboring in an urban environment. American Journal of Community Psychology, 10(5), 493-509. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00894140
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