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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Shared characteristics influencing homophily among individuals in family
networks would include gender and age of ... a few illustrations emphasize how
the availability and amount of support exchanged may vary because of
homophily and ...
Therefore it is not surprising to find that networks of strong ties tend to be rather
homophilous groups (Erickson, 1982; Granovetter, 1982; Schlenker, 1984). Weak
ties, on the other hand, do not depend on similarity as extensively for their ...
... Granovetter, 1973), while denser networks tend to consist of homophilous links
(Rogers & Kincaid, 1981). In addition, high-density networks may be more
stressful because maintaining the relationships requires much energy (Stokes,
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