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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... Interaction-Quantity and Quality Individual developmental mastery -Identity
general personal competence related to mental health Social developmental
mastery -Relational interpersonal competence community/societal competence
Not all friendships are die 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 ...
Target audiences were selected on two bases: (1) the developmental age,
particularly who and what are important to the patient at different ages, and (2)
stage of the disease. Primary audiences include young patients, their siblings,
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A Theoretical Perspective
The Nature of Supportive Interactions
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