The Community Ties Survey is not copyrighted, and may be used and reprinted at no charge. However, when referencing the scale, please cite Lin & Dumin (1986).
Lin, N., & Dumin, M. (1986). Access to occupations through social ties. Social Networks, 8, 365-386.
To assess the number of social groups in which one participates.
Respondents are asked whether they belong to six specific types of social organizations. A seventh item asks respondents to name one additional organization to which they belong that was not included among the previous six items.
1 = yes, 0 = no
Number of Items
- Do you belong to a job-related association [such as a business/professional organization or labor union] in which you talk to one or more members of the group about group-related issues at least once every 2 weeks?
- Do you belong to a recreational group (such as a bowling league, women’s club, card club or golf club in which you talk to one or more members of the group about group-related issues at least once every 2 weeks?
Communal Ties Total Score: sum of all items