General and relationship-based perceptions of social support: are two constructs better than one?

@article{Pierce1991GeneralAR,
  title={General and relationship-based perceptions of social support: are two constructs better than one?},
  author={G. Pierce and I. Sarason and B. Sarason},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={1991},
  volume={61 6},
  pages={
          1028-39
        }
}
Two hypotheses derived from a theory of perceived social support were investigated: (a) relationship-based perceptions of social support are distinct from general perceptions of support, and (b) measures of each construct contribute uniquely to the prediction of loneliness. Ninety-four male and 116 female undergraduates completed measures of loneliness and general perceived social support and the Quality of Relationships Inventory, a new instrument to assess relationship-based perceptions of… Expand
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