Social Ties and Health Status: An Examination of Moderating Factors

@article{Hibbard1985SocialTA,
  title={Social Ties and Health Status: An Examination of Moderating Factors},
  author={Judith H. Hibbard},
  journal={Health Education \& Behavior},
  year={1985},
  volume={12},
  pages={23 - 34}
}
  • J. Hibbard
  • Published 1985
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Health Education & Behavior
The goals of the study are to assess the relationship between social ties and health status and to determine if factors that may inhibit or enhance the mobilization of resources available in social ties specify this relationship. Two factors which may influence the effective use of social network resources perceived control and trusting others, are examined as possible moderating factors. The study population includes 2,603 adults, who were randomly selected from among the enrollees of a large… Expand
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