homophily


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.

homophily

The selection of peers because of their perceived similarity to oneself. The making of friendships and the modeling of one's behavior on others with whom one feels kinship.
References in periodicals archive ?
Homophily and Heterophily in the Social Class Networks of Britpop.
Participation in critical friendships may allow agriculture teachers to form bonds over shared struggles and problems with peers in their discipline and in other disciplines; however, little is known about how homophily within teacher professional identity shapes their critical friendship discourse.
As widely recognized in research focusing on political homophily, indeed, people tend to select political messages from sources with whom they agree, be they media or interpersonal sources (Zaller, 1992).
Cook (2001), "Birds of a Feather: Homophily in Social Networks," Annual Review of Sociology 27: 415-444.
Homophily leads to rapport, which is the perceived level of similarity between eWOM readers and senders.
The analysis of homophily helps to determine whether there was endogamy in the coauthors' publications, i.
Third and finally, if skill upgrading is the primary causal mechanism behind international inter-agency cooperation in NEST, the empirical analyses should reveal a strong homophily effect.
McCroskey, Richmond, and Daly (1975) indicated that there are several components of homophily that include background homophily, physical homophily, and attitudinal homophily.
Gender, Homophily and Activism in Crowdfunding', SSRN Working Paper: http://ssrn.
We will then discuss, drawing on the attraction paradigm (Byrne 1971, 1997), the homophily principle (e.