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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Family Stress and Adaptation One list of the top ten stressors challenging modern
families includes the following: (1) economics, finances, budgeting (2) children's
behavior, discipline, sibling fights (3) insufficient couple time (4) lack of shared ...
Of particular value here is the Family Adjustment and Adaptation Response (
FAAR) model (McCubbin & Patterson, 1983a, 1983b) of family functioning in
response to life stressors. The Family Adjustment and Adaptation Response
Hence a crisis is a demand- capability imbalance plus a family instability
phenomenon calling for restructuring or new coping strategies. If a crisis does
occur, the postcrisis equation applies: Postcrisis Equation: aA (pile-up of
stressors) x (bB ...
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A Theoretical Perspective
The Nature of Supportive Interactions
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