Two Important Distinctions in Social Support: Kind of Support and Perceived Versus Received1

@inproceedings{Helgeson1993TwoID,
  title={Two Important Distinctions in Social Support: Kind of Support and Perceived Versus Received1},
  author={Vicki S. Helgeson},
  year={1993}
}
The present study was conducted to examine the effects of social support on adjustment to a first cardiac event. There were two goals: (a) to determine which function of support best facilitated adjustment and (b) to determine whether perceived or received support had a greater impact on psychological health. Sixty-four patients and their spouses were interviewed shortly before hospital discharge and 3 months following discharge. The results indicated that perceived support has a greater impact… CONTINUE READING

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