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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Forging the overlay of a communication perspective on support carries the added
benefit of crisper conceptual distinctions and a broadening of inquiry in the topic
to relational behavior. We argue in Chapter 1 that many of the functions of ...
However, integration can be estimated in at least two ways, each of which has a
distinct conceptual impact on the nature of the findings. The simplest method is to
have the respondent evaluate how well his or her contacts know and interact ...
Social support systems and cancer: A conceptual view. In J. Cohen, J. Cullen, &
R. Martin (Eds.), Research issues in the psychological aspects of cancer (pp. 129
-149). New York: Raven. Bloom, J. R.,&Spiegel, D. (1984). The relationship of ...
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A Theoretical Perspective
The Nature of Supportive Interactions
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