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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6) hypothesize that bonadaptation is facilitated by supportive (1) responses that
change the situation out of which strainful experience arises; (2) responses that
control the meaning of the strainful experience after it occurs but before the ...
Danish, and Brock (1976) found that untrained paraprofessionals used more
directive and leading responses than responses that encouraged recipient self-
disclosure or initiative in solving his or her own problems. These authors
tinuing/reflecting responses (statements that address both content and relational
concerns of receivers), (3) leading/directive responses (including closed and
open questions and statements designed to influence or advise), and (4) ...
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A Theoretical Perspective
The Nature of Supportive Interactions
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