Hairdressers as caregivers. I. A descriptive profile of interpersonal help-giving involvements

@article{Cowen1979HairdressersAC,
  title={Hairdressers as caregivers. I. A descriptive profile of interpersonal help-giving involvements},
  author={Emory L. Cowen and Ellis L. Gesten and Mary Boike and Peter Maurice Norton and Alan Brian Wilson and Marc Destefano},
  journal={American Journal of Community Psychology},
  year={1979},
  volume={7},
  pages={633-648}
}
The interpersonal help-giving behaviors of 90 hairdressers were explored in depth in an interview study. On the average, hairdressers saw 55 customers a week, and talked 25 minutes with each. About one-third of the talking time concerned clients' moderate to serious personal problems--particularly problems with children, physical health, marriage, depression, and anxiety. Hairdressers reported that offering sympathy and support, being lighthearted, just listening, and presenting alternatives… CONTINUE READING
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