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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One of these types covers the relationships we have with those portrayed in the
mass media. Media coverage extends our sense of community identification.
Television coverage of happy events such as the return of the hostages from Iran
This need for communication with similar others may vary with stages of the
illness. For example, Comaroff and Maguire ... Mass Media Sources The third
type of informational resource is mass media. People credit the mass media as
vice announcements, health programs, and entertainment programs; and radio,
telephone, and new communication media. ... Mass media and interpersonal
sources, particularly self-help groups, can offer the additional supportive function
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A Theoretical Perspective
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