Communicating social support
Sage Publications, Jul 1, 1987 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 317 pages
Albrecht and Adelman address theoretical and methodological issues for understanding the social support process in everyday life. They contend that social support is inextricably linked to communication behaviour and that the logical and empirical link between the two is long overdue.
They present a theoretical overview (including strategies for measuring social support), examine support in specific settings and consider the dilemmas of supportive communication. They also discuss future directions for research and practice.
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SOC /o,9. Si- Contents Foreword Benjamin H. Gottlieb 9 Acknowledgments 12
Rethinking the Relationship Between Communication and Social Support: An
Introduction Terrance L. Albrecht and Mara B. Adelman 13 Part I. Theoretical and
Terrance L. Albrecht, Mara B. Adelman. Part III. Dilemmas, Applications, and New
Directions for Research 1 1 . Dilemmas of Supportive Communication Terrance L
. Albrecht and Mara B. Adelman 240 Problems in Seeking Support 241 ...
Terrance L. Albrecht, Mara B. Adelman. Code specialization occurs at several
levels (Bernstein, 1964; Hopper, Knapp, & Scott, 1981; Knapp, 1984). Private
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A Theoretical Perspective
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