What Helps–and What Doesn't–When Self-Esteem is Threatened?: Retrospective Reports of Esteem Support

@article{Holmstrom2012WhatHW,
  title={What Helps–and What Doesn't–When Self-Esteem is Threatened?: Retrospective Reports of Esteem Support},
  author={Amanda J. Holmstrom},
  journal={Communication Studies},
  year={2012},
  volume={63},
  pages={77 - 98}
}
Esteem support is a particular form of social support that is provided with the intent of enhancing how others feel about themselves and their attributes, abilities, and accomplishments. This study examines the association between perceptions of esteem support message helpfulness and (a) characteristics of the esteem support situation, (b) the relationship between provider and recipient, and (c) features of the perceived esteem support message. Participants (N = 55) recalled two esteem… Expand
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