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Social Support

  • By: Susaye S. Rattigan, Lisa C. Walt, Kristen H. Walter & Stevan E. Hobfoll
  • In: Encyclopedia of Counseling
  • Edited by: Frederick T. L. Leong
  • Subject:General Counseling & Psychotherapy, Counseling Psychology

Social support has been one of the most widely examined constructs in social science research since the 1970s, although the concept originated over a century ago. Social support is defined as those social interactions or relationships that provide individuals with ...

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