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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Selected Overview of Empirical Research Over the past decade it has become
more common for organizational researchers from various disciplines to study the
effects of support on job stress. While much of this research has not explicitly ...
The primary outcome variables have been job stress and burnout. Kanner, Kafry,
and Pines (1978) note that job stress and burnout result from both the presence
of negative and absence of positive conditions. If accessibility to support is a ...
place to job stress is a complex one. What does appear evident is that supportive
relationships help workers cope with uncertainty and reduce job stress. The
development of these relationships is partly a function of uncertainty reduction, ...
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A Theoretical Perspective
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