Social Support as Mediator of the Stress Buffering Effect of Optimism: The Importance of Differentiating the Recipients' and Providers' Perspective

@inproceedings{Vollmann2011SocialSA,
  title={Social Support as Mediator of the Stress Buffering Effect of Optimism: The Importance of Differentiating the Recipients' and Providers' Perspective},
  author={Manja Vollmann and Katja Antoniw and Freda-Marie Hartung and Britta Renner},
  year={2011}
}
Using a dyadic design, this longitudinal study with 85 couples examined whether the stress buffering effect of optimism is due to an actual higheravailabilityof socialsupport or to positive illusions about available social support by taking simultaneously the recipients' and the providers' perspective on social support into account. At baseline, optimism and social support from the recipients' and the providers' perspective were assessed. Perceived stress was measured at 3 months follow-up… CONTINUE READING

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