Social Support and Strain from Partner, Family, and Friends: Costs and Benefits for Men and Women in Adulthood

@article{Walen2000SocialSA,
  title={Social Support and Strain from Partner, Family, and Friends: Costs and Benefits for Men and Women in Adulthood},
  author={Heather R. Walen and Margie E. Lachman},
  journal={Journal of Social and Personal Relationships},
  year={2000},
  volume={17},
  pages={30 - 5}
}
The goals of this study were to (i) examine the association of social support and strain with psychological well-being and health, (ii) investigate whether these associations depended on relationship-type (partner, family, friend), (iii) examine the buffering effects of support on strain (both within and across relationship-type), and (iv) test the extent to which these associations differed by age and sex. The sample contained 2,348 adults (55% male) aged 25 to 75 years (M = 46.3), who were… 

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