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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Figure 9.3 Background Factors Facilitating Adaptation organizations. Snyder (
1976) reported that a sizable personal network at arrival existed for most
immigrants in five ethnic neighborhoods (blacks, Chicanos, whites, Arabs, and
been made, for instance, to determine ifnonethnic ties need to be limited to
natives only without including nonnatives outside an immigrant 's ethnic
community. Nor is it clear whether nonethnic ties need not necessarily include
members of any ...
Similarly, an excessive or exclusive reliance on an ethnic support system, in the
long run, is likely to deter the immigrant's functioning in the host society and
hinder his or her capacity to overcome communication barriers and to adapt.
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A Theoretical Perspective
The Nature of Supportive Interactions
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