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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The following demonstrates a family's response to typical strains and stressors
according to this model. ... by two conceptual equations: Precrisis Equation: A (
stressor event) x B (existing family resources) x C (family perception and
definition of ...
Hence a crisis is a demand- capability imbalance plus a family instability
phenomenon calling for restructuring or new coping strategies. If a crisis does
occur, the postcrisis equation applies: Postcrisis Equation: aA (pile-up of
stressors) x (bB ...
ENVIRONMENTAL/SOCIOCULTURAL AND INDIVIDUAL ANTECEDENTS
STRESSORS IMPERSONAL & FAMILY CONTROL RATIO: / Control / Possessed
Balanced Ratio ADJUSTMENT RESISTANCE RESPONSE Awareness of
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A Theoretical Perspective
Communication Networks as Structures
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