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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Terrance L. Albrecht, Mara B. Adelman. (1) removing members' mystification over
their experiences and increasing their expectancy for change and help by
providing them with a rationale for their problems of distress and for the group's
way of ...
... another in order to arrive at a mutual understanding. Decentralized diffusion
systems have several advantages. The information that decentralized diffusion
systems develop is likely to be quite compatible with the users' needs and
The review includes problems encountered by recipients in seeking support and
those of providers in giving support. Problems in Seeking Support The need for
support, for another to reduce one's sense of uncertainty, can be a two-edged ...
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