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Relational regulation theory: a new approach to explain the link between perceived social support and mental health.
Perceived support is consistently linked to good mental health, which is typically explained as resulting from objectively supportive actions that buffer stress. Yet this explanation has difficultyExpand
Cognitive processes in perceived social support.
Les auteurs rapportent deux etudes dans lesquelles ils essaient de montrer que le soutien social percu fonctionne en partie comme un construit cognitif de personnalite
Alexithymia, social support and health problems.
This article presents three studies examining whether alexithymia is associated with less perceived and network social support, whether such relationships are accounted for by reduced social skillsExpand
A Social-Cognitive Perspective on Social Support
We hope that you were able to answer “yes” to this question from Procidano and Heller’s (1983) perceived social support scale, because “yes” answers across a number of similar items are associatedExpand
The relative contribution of trait and social influences to the links among perceived social support, affect, and self-esteem.
Although perceived support is influenced by both the personality traits of support recipients as well as various social factors, it is unknown to what extent these two types of influences account forExpand
Low Social Support and Major Depression
Publisher Summary Existing research on social support and depression has been guided by stress and coping social support theory that states that social support is a stable resource that protectsExpand
Locus of control as a stress moderator: The role of control perceptions and social support
  • I. Sandler, B. Lakey
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • American journal of community psychology
  • 1 February 1982
The study investigated the effects of locus of control beliefs as an individual difference variable on (a) the relationship between negative life events and psychological disorder, (b) perceptions ofExpand
Environmental and personal determinants of support perceptions: three generalizability studies.
The extent to which perceived social support reflects characteristics of the environment, the personality of the perceiver, and their interaction is unknown. This article shows how the methods ofExpand
A preventive, psychoeducational approach to increase perceived social support
Investigated the effects of a 13-week preventive, psychoeducational intervention program to improve perceived social support. Fifty-one, low-perceived support, community residents were randomlyExpand
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