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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Figure 9.3 Background Factors Facilitating Adaptation organizations. Snyder (
1976) reported that a sizable personal network at arrival existed for most
immigrants in five ethnic neighborhoods (blacks, Chicanos, whites, Arabs, and
The reliance of immigrants on fellow immigrants for social support has also been
observed to be influenced by at least two additional factors: the immigrant's
marital status and the "institutional completeness" of the ethnic community. Alba
Facilitating Immigrant Adaptation Many more questions need to be asked, indeed
, if we are to enhance our present ... The interrelatedness of the immigrant's host
communication competence and their involvement in ethnic and native ties ...
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