Perceived Support, Social Undermining, and Emotion: Idiosyncratic and Shared Perspectives of Adolescents and their Families

  title={Perceived Support, Social Undermining, and Emotion: Idiosyncratic and Shared Perspectives of Adolescents and their Families},
  author={John Walton Mccaskill and Brian Lakey},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  pages={820 - 832}
  • J. MccaskillB. Lakey
  • Published 1 September 2000
  • Psychology
  • Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
Self-report measures of perceived social support and social undermining consistently have been linked to mental health. Such measures of social relations reflect both shared social reality and respondents’ idiosyncratic perceptions, and each of these two components can have different relations to outcomes. This study investigated the extent to which the shared and idiosyncratic components of support and undermining were related to emotion. A clinical sample of 50 adolescents and their family… 

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