The relative contribution of trait and social influences to the links among perceived social support, affect, and self-esteem.

@article{Lakey2005TheRC,
  title={The relative contribution of trait and social influences to the links among perceived social support, affect, and self-esteem.},
  author={B. Lakey and A. Scoboria},
  journal={Journal of personality},
  year={2005},
  volume={73 2},
  pages={
          361-88
        }
}
Although perceived support is influenced by both the personality traits of support recipients as well as various social factors, it is unknown to what extent these two types of influences account for perceived support's link to mental health. We investigated these relations using multivariate generalizability analyses. In three samples, both the trait and social influence components of perceived support were related to favorable affect and to self-esteem. The magnitude of the correlations… Expand
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