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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In this way human contact can help provide beneficial outcomes in the face of life
stress, given j "the lack of communication may intensify feelings of victimiza-j tion"
(Silver & Wormian, 1980, p. 315). The foundation of perceived control.
tion for another are also valuable resources for the provider. These are costly for
the provider if depleted, resulting in emotional exhaustion and relational strain.
Individuals possess a "fund of sociability" that can be drained if the demand for ...
tion and denial by both the source and receiver fuels relational conflict and
hinders future supportive exchanges. Summary and Implications Treating
supportive relationships as wellsprings of altruism perpetuates a myth of
unlimited human ...
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A Theoretical Perspective
The Nature of Supportive Interactions
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