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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Hence a crisis is a demand- capability imbalance plus a family instability
phenomenon calling for restructuring or new coping strategies. If a crisis does
occur, the postcrisis equation applies: Postcrisis Equation: aA (pile-up of
stressors) x (bB ...
Finally, the crisis event and restructuring prompts consolidation in the "family's life
orientation and meaning" (cC). Similarly, different steps of the problem-solving
process and discrete coping strategies appear in the resistance element of the ...
I mba lanced Ratio CH ADAPTATION RESTRUCTURING/ CONSOLIDATION
RESPONSES "Awareness of Crises ... The greater the uncertainty associated
with a stressor or crisis event, the greater the salience of the event and need for
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