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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Watson and Clark (1984) have merged several of these personality correlates
into a more general construct they call "negative affectivity." They note that
people who are high in negative affec- tivity "tend to be distressed and upset and
have a ...
The root of this problem lies in the risk of rejection and negative judgments by
those acting as supporters (Coates, Wortman, & Abbey, 1979). Estimates that
such negative attributions will be made increase the receiver's "evaluation ...
Premature attempts to reframe negative perceptions, point out fallacious thinking,
and redirect outlook may create resentment toward the source if receivers feel
their judgments are correct. Brickman et al. (1982) argue that incongruent ...
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