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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It is the cognitive response that occurs when one does not know how and why
events are occurring. Such cognitive states make it less probable the individual
will believe he or she can act in ways to produce positive outcomes for self and ...
Knowledge based on contingency thinking results when one believes that acting
in a certain manner will produce a causal effect on something in the environment
(Fisher, 1984). Put another way, perceived control is essentially the belief that ...
Weak ties also provide contexts in which the individual may experiment with new
behaviors and new identities without the burden of being held accountable by
those one sees more regularly. Finally, because of their relative detachment of ...
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A Theoretical Perspective
The Nature of Supportive Interactions
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