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(p. 311) Social Support Measurement and Interventions: Comments and Future Directions 

(p. 311) Social Support Measurement and Interventions: Comments and Future Directions
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(p. 311) Social Support Measurement and Interventions: Comments and Future Directions
Author(s):

Karen S. Rook

and Lynn G. Underwood

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780195126709.003.0010
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date: 24 February 2020

This chapter presents an overview of the volume in general, including a commentary and future directions for research. It explores delineating and investigating the health-related functions of social relationships, as well as social support as a stable personality trait versus dynamic interpersonal process, the contexts of social support, the 'dosage' of social support, and support processes and effects over time.

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