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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It is the cognitive response that occurs when one does not know how and why
events are occurring. Such cognitive states make it less probable the individual
will believe he or she can act in ways to produce positive outcomes for self and ...
Both cognitive and behavioral approaches are meaningful methodologically and
conceptually, thus important to measure when possible. We can begin to explain
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communication competence can be viewed as consisting of three interrelated
dimensions: cognitive, affective, and behavioral (Gudykunst & Kim, 1984; Kim,
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A Theoretical Perspective
The Nature of Supportive Interactions
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