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GLOSSARY
con·nect·ed·ness
Closeness to an individual, group or people within a specific organization- perceived caring by others- satisfaction with relationship to others, or feeling loved and wanted by others.
Social connectedness is the measure of how people come together and interact. At an individual level, social connectedness involves the quality and number of connections one has with other people in a social circle of family, friends, and acquaintances. Going beyond these individual-level concepts, it involves relationships with beyond one's social circles and even to other communities. This connectedness, one of several components of community cohesion, provides benefits to both individuals and society.
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