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Book Chapter Understanding Society: findings 2012

Social support from family and friends



Stephanie L. McFall

Publication date

28 Feb 2012


There is evidence from other studies of a  ‘buffering’ effect of having positive social support in the face of shocks such as divorce, ill-health, bereavement, or losing your job. Having positive and strong social support has also been associated with better psychological and physical health as well as positive health and other behaviours.


Social Networks and Sociology Of Households


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