Social networks, support, and coping: an exploratory study.

  title={Social networks, support, and coping: an exploratory study.},
  author={C C Tolsdorf},
  journal={Family process},
  volume={15 4},
This paper reports a study that investigated the areas of stress, support, and coping, using the structural model of the social network. The social network model is borrowed from sociology and anthropology and is used to describe and quantify not only an individual's immediate family but also all of those with whom the individual has regular contact. By comparing the networks of a sample of "normal" and schizophrenic males, it was possible to identify differences in their relationships to their… CONTINUE READING

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