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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This need for communication with similar others may vary with stages of the
illness. For example, Comaroff and Maguire ... Mass Media Sources The third
type of informational resource is mass media. People credit the mass media as
reinforcing mass media's role as a vehicle for creating awareness and stimulating
public discussion. Further support for these functions derives from the fact that the
influence of the media on subjects' decisions was only moderate (3.7 out of a ...
Tony Schwartz, the well-known media consultant, has a different interpretation of
what he calls the "most invisible and ... is that they combine some of the positive
components of mass media— high exposure, convenience, cost-effectiveness, ...
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A Theoretical Perspective
The Nature of Supportive Interactions
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