Intimate Work

  title={Intimate Work},
  author={Gail M. Mcguire},
  journal={Work and Occupations},
  pages={125 - 147}
  • G. Mcguire
  • Published 1 May 2007
  • Psychology
  • Work and Occupations
Although the job and career functions of workers' networks have been well documented, there is little understanding of the social support that workers provide to their network members. This article addresses this gap by developing a typology of social support that workers provide to their network members. Drawing on interview data from 40 employees, the author identifies six types of social support that vary in terms of their intimacy, emotional energy expended, nonemotional resources required… Expand

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