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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We believe that such an approach results in an inherently limited view of the
support process. In the last decade or so, communication researchers and social
psychologists have increasingly turned their attention from what might be called ...
Family members and those close to the family, on the other hand, may
inadvertently slow the recovery process by reminding the widow of past roles or
by failing to support needed changes. Loneliness and Social Support
Researchers have ...
Not all friendships are the same. Studies that equate the number of friends with
the amount of support miss the developmental dynamics of personal
relationships that in turn ultimately reflect and shape the support process. Nor is it
sufficient to ...
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