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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It is a way to lodge action within the bounds of the tie between the supporter and
receiver, and to assess how that fits with ... Distance can be assessed in terms of
magnitude estimation judgments of the relative psychological "closeness" or ...
Strength of ties with nonethnic persons can be assessed in a number of ways.
One may ... Often this is done by asking the respondent to assess the strength of
relational ties in a rank order, or in terms of a number of "intimacy zones" such as
The easily remembered acronym "TCAP" is used to describe the four steps of the
helping process: talk, clarify, assess, and plan (see Table 12. 1). Much of the
training in this program is oriented toward the TCAP model, including a rationale
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