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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NOTE: Under pairwise deletion, 10 cases were dropped from A=OVA with absent
members within groups (6 parents, 3 neighbors, and 1 relative). Degree range: 5
= a great deal, 3 = somewhat, 1 = not at all. a. Dunn Paired Comparison range, ...
Though their data were not based on supportive ties per se, the results are
suggestive of relative differences in the potential support available to blue-collar
versus professional classes. Working-class individuals reported seeing a median
Finally, because of their relative detachment of strong ties in a network, weak ties
serve to extend the range of information to which the individual has access. More
people can be reached indirectly through one's weak ties than through one's ...
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A Theoretical Perspective
The Nature of Supportive Interactions
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