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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Role plays could be set up between spouses, partners, and the like and then
taped. Droge (1983b) reported a study of a self-help group of epileptics where
meetings were taped and later analyzed for disturbances in communication
Losing a spouse ranks among the most stressful events of life (Argyle &
Henderson, 1985). In addition to bereavement, the loss of identity, and the need
to develop new skills for independent living, the loss of a spouse frequently leads
to major ...
In addition to their own career stresses, members of dual-career couples have
the additional stress of coordinating their careers with those of their spouses. The
stresses become even more intense if they are dual-career parents. Parents have
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A Theoretical Perspective
The Nature of Supportive Interactions
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