Springer Series on Stress and Coping

Handbook of Social Support and the Family

Editors: Pierce, Gregory R., Sarason, I.G. (Eds.)

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While insights sometimes are slow in coming, they often seem obvious when they finally arrive. This handbook is an outcome of the insight that the topics of social support and the family are very closely linked. Obvious as this might seem, the fact remains that the literatures dealing with social support and the family have been deceptively separate and distinct. For example, work on social support began in the 1970s with the accumulation of evidence that social ties and social integration play important roles in health and personal adjustment. Even though family members are often the key social supporters of individuals, relatively little re­ search of social support was targeted on family interactions as a path to specifying supporter processes. It is now recognized that one of the most important features of the family is its role in providing the individual with a source of support and acceptance. Fortunately, in recen t years, the distinctness and separateness of the fields of social support and the family have blurred. This handbook provides the first collation and integration of social support and family research. This integration calls for specifying processes (such as the cognitions associated with poor support availability and unrewarding faIllily constellations) and factors (such as cultural differences in family life and support provision) that are pertinent to integration.

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Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Conceptualizing and Assessing Social Support in the Context of the Family

    Pierce, Gregory R. (et al.)

    Pages 3-23

  • Information Processing Approaches to the Study of Relationship and Social Support Schemata

    Yee, Penny L. (et al.)

    Pages 25-42

  • Social Support in Marriage

    Beach, Steven R. H. (et al.)

    Pages 43-65

  • Social Support in Its Cultural Context

    Dilworth-Anderson, Peggye (et al.)

    Pages 67-79

  • The Neglected Links between Marital Support and Marital Satisfaction

    Acitelli, Linda K.

    Pages 83-103

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Social Support and the Family
Editors
  • Gregory R. Pierce
  • I.G. Sarason
Series Title
Springer Series on Stress and Coping
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4899-1388-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4899-1388-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-45232-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-1390-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 573
Topics