The stress-buffering role of social support. Problems and prospects for systematic investigation.

@article{Dean1977TheSR,
  title={The stress-buffering role of social support. Problems and prospects for systematic investigation.},
  author={Anne Dean and Nan Lin},
  journal={The Journal of nervous and mental disease},
  year={1977},
  volume={165 6},
  pages={403-17}
}
Over the pase 20 years, a sizable body of literature has developed which serves to establish that stressful life events are associated with the onset, incidence, and prevalence of a wide range of physical and psychiatric disorders. As measured by the Holmes and Rahe Social Readjustment Rating Scale, or similar instruments, the stressful life events are fundamentally sociological in nature. Yet, paradoxically, the research has been largely limited in the relevant basic sociological theory and… CONTINUE READING

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