Communicating social support
Sage Publications, 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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Family adjustment and adaptation phases. In a further expansion of the double
ABCX model, McCubbin and Patterson (1983b) integrate process components of
family responses to stressors and crises. These variables and processes are ...
Similarly, different steps of the problem-solving process and discrete coping
strategies appear in the resistance element of the adjustment phase, and in the
restructuring and consolidation elements of the adaptation phase. When the
This exchange of social support makes the process of living meaningful and
many of the stressful events bearable. For many people, however, ... The
situation of immigrant adaptation, unlike the situation of domestic migrants
moving from one ...
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A Theoretical Perspective
The Nature of Supportive Interactions
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