, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp 39–43

A new status index derived from sociometric analysis

  • Leo Katz

DOI: 10.1007/BF02289026

Cite this article as:
Katz, L. Psychometrika (1953) 18: 39. doi:10.1007/BF02289026


For the purpose of evaluating status in a manner free from the deficiencies of popularity contest procedures, this paper presents a new method of computation which takes into accountwho chooses as well ashow many choose. It is necessary to introduce, in this connection, the concept of attenuation in influence transmitted through intermediaries.

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© Psychometric Society 1953

Authors and Affiliations

  • Leo Katz
    • 1
  1. 1.Michigan State CollegeUSA

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