Neighboring Activities Index

The Neighboring Activities index is a 10-item measure that captures respondent's social contact and willingness to exchange goods and services with neighbors.


ITEMS:

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?

Response Options:
Range 1-5; None - Almost Everyone

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

United States of America

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adults

Scoring Procedures:

Scores of individual items were added to get the composite score. Score ranged from 10-50.

PRIMARY CITATION:

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

Psychometric Score:

FORMATIVE RESEARCH

 Qualitative Research

 Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework

 Field Expert Input

 Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

RELIABILITY

 Internal

 Test-retest

 Interrater

VALIDITY

 Content

 Face

 Criterion (gold-standard)

 Construct

Psychometric Scoring

MEDIUM
Total Score: 4.50/8 Points (MEDIUM) 

Citation Frequency

HIGH

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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