The negative side of social interaction: impact on psychological well-being.

@article{Rook1984TheNS,
  title={The negative side of social interaction: impact on psychological well-being.},
  author={K. Rook},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={1984},
  volume={46 5},
  pages={
          1097-1108
        }
}
  • K. Rook
  • Published 1984
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
Social exchange theory has long emphasized that social interaction entails both rewards and costs. Research on the effects of social relations on psychological well-being, however, has generally ignored the negative side of social interaction. This study examined the relative impact of positive and negative social outcomes on older women's well-being. The sample consisted of 120 widowed women between the ages of 60 and 89. Multiple regression analyses revealed that negative social outcomes were… Expand
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