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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Social Network Dimension The social aspect of family support means access to
and use of family network support sources. This definition is consistent with social
resource theory and network perspectives (Cobb & Jones, 1984; Gottlieb, 1981; ...
Social Network Elements (Support Resources) Indicators Intimate Confidant
Relationship(s): Adult/ Adult forms • Marital couple • Cohabiting pairs Other family
dyadic forms • Sibling-sibling • Parent-child Nuclear Family Household Form: ...
Network assessments. These are baseline evaluations of support network activity
that are used to advise structural changes in relationships. Strengths and
weaknesses of an individual's social arrangement (e.g. , an elderly widow with ...
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A Theoretical Perspective
The Nature of Supportive Interactions
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