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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The Process of Immigrant Adaptation Through the process of socialization,
individuals acquire the collective entity called "culture," enabling them to respond
to various environmental messages. Internalized cultural attributes provide ...
Host communication competence, then, refers to an immigrant's overall capability
to decode and encode messages effectively in interacting with the host
environment. It is the primary vehicle through which the immigrant is able to
... of researchers who have participated in studies of various social service
programs for immigrants have pointed out the importance of "mainstreaming" (
rather than segregating) immigrants' service needs from the host environment in
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A Theoretical Perspective
Communication Networks as Structures
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