Handbook of Social Support and the Family

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Gregory R. Pierce, Barbara R. Sarason, I.G. Sarason
Springer Science & Business Media, Jun 30, 1996 - Psychology - 573 pages
While insights sometimes are slow in coming, they often seem obvious when they finally arrive. This handbook is an outcome of the insight that the topics of social support and the family are very closely linked. Obvious as this might seem, the fact remains that the literatures dealing with social support and the family have been deceptively separate and distinct. For example, work on social support began in the 1970s with the accumulation of evidence that social ties and social integration play important roles in health and personal adjustment. Even though family members are often the key social supporters of individuals, relatively little re search of social support was targeted on family interactions as a path to specifying supporter processes. It is now recognized that one of the most important features of the family is its role in providing the individual with a source of support and acceptance. Fortunately, in recen t years, the distinctness and separateness of the fields of social support and the family have blurred. This handbook provides the first collation and integration of social support and family research. This integration calls for specifying processes (such as the cognitions associated with poor support availability and unrewarding faIllily constellations) and factors (such as cultural differences in family life and support provision) that are pertinent to integration.
 

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Contents

Conceptualizing and Assessing Social Support
3
Information Processing Approaches to the Study
25
A Cognitive Perspective
43
Social Support in Its Cultural Context
67
The Neglected Links between Marital Support and Marital
83
The Socialization of Emotional Support Skills in Childhood
105
Attachment Social Competency and the Capacity to
141
Parental Characteristics as Influences on Adjustment
195
The Relation of Family Support to Adolescents
313
An Attachment
345
A Comprehensive Review
375
Social Support and Social Coping in Couples
413
Social Support and Preventive and Therapeutic
435
Family Stress and Social Support among Caregivers
467
The Role of Attachment in Perceived Support
495
The Role of Family and Peer Relationships in Adolescent
521

Compensatory Processes in the Social Networks of Older
219
What Is Supportive about Social Support?
249
The Impact of Marital and Social Network Support
269
The Mutual Influence of Family Support and Youth
289

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