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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Most immigrants "know" very well their inadequacies in communicating with the
natives and their lack of ability to express, to be understood, and to develop
meaningful interpersonal relationships with the natives. Host communication ...
Research findings have shown the close association between the strength of ties
with natives and the degree of an immigrant ... as the immigrant becomes better
adapted to the host environment, his or her interpersonal ties with natives tend to
been made, for instance, to determine ifnonethnic ties need to be limited to
natives only without including nonnatives outside an immigrant 's ethnic
community. Nor is it clear whether nonethnic ties need not necessarily include
members of any ...
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