Stress, social support, and the buffering hypothesis.

@article{Cohen1985StressSS,
  title={Stress, social support, and the buffering hypothesis.},
  author={S. Cohen and T. Wills},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  year={1985},
  volume={98 2},
  pages={
          310-57
        }
}
  • S. Cohen, T. Wills
  • Published 1985
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological bulletin
  • The purpose of this article is to determine whether the positive association between social support and well-being is attributable more to an overall beneficial effect of support (main- or direct-effect model) or to a process of support protecting persons from potentially adverse effects of stressful events (buffering model). The review of studies is organized according to (a) whether a measure assesses support structure or function, and (b) the degree of specificity (vs. globality) of the… CONTINUE READING

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