Enacted support's links to negative affect and perceived support are more consistent with theory when social influences are isolated from trait influences.


Social support theory typically explains perceived support's link to mental health as reflecting the role of specific supportive actions (i.e., enacted support).Yet enacted support typically is not linked to mental health and perceived support as predicted by theory. The links are examined among enacted support, affect, and perceived support when links… (More)
DOI: 10.1177/0146167209349375


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