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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550). Family control is thus the way the family interprets a threatening event and
responds to modify it. Family support functions to ameliorate stressors, helping
members to perceptually control stress or crisis. Family adjustment or adaptation
Following Gottlieb (1985), the greater the certainty that family members can draw
on their "savings account" of family support if necessary, the greater the
likelihood of personal control and the less the need to make "a withdrawal." The
They added that friends may often give more support than some types of family
and kin. In some cases, friends are an outlet when family members are unable to
discuss the patient's concerns openly. Friends also contribute to the recovery ...
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A Theoretical Perspective
The Nature of Supportive Interactions
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