Measuring the Functional Components of Social Support

@inproceedings{Cohen1985MeasuringTF,
  title={Measuring the Functional Components of Social Support},
  author={Sheldon Cohen and Robin J Mermelstein and Thomas W Kamarck and Harry M. Hoberman},
  year={1985}
}
In the last several years, we have been interested in the role social supports play in protecting people from the pathogenic effects of stress. By social supports, we scan the resources that are provided by other persons (cf. Cohen & Syme, 1985). Although others have investigated and in some cases found evidence for a “buffering” hypothesis—that social support protects persons from the pathogenic effects of stress but is relatively unimportant for unexposed individuals, there are difficulties… CONTINUE READING

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