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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Similarly, different steps of the problem-solving process and discrete coping
strategies appear in the resistance element of ... Finally, McCubbin and Patterson
(1983b) point out the cyclical nature of family adjustment and adaptation
Terrance L. Albrecht, Mara B. Adelman. or resilient personality (Quisumbing,
1982) have been found to facilitate an immigrant's cross-cultural adaptation (see
Figure 9.3). As such, individual immigrants begin the process of adapting at
Facilitating Immigrant Adaptation Many more questions need to be asked, indeed
, if we are to enhance our present understanding of the process of immigrant
adaptation. Yet the information presented in this chapter suggests a number of ...
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