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Eberly College of Arts and Sciences


Social Work


Discussions of personal influence in organizations and communities are ordinarily abstract and theoretical.In this paper, a practical method for the measurement of influence in interactional terms. The approach combines the use of Likert scales, sociometry and a simplified version of block modeling using matrices. The approach is illustrated with a hypothetical human service agency with a staff of seven professionals.

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A revised version of this manuscript was published in Vol 5, No. 1 of the Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, January 1978. 66-80.


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