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Book Chapter Understanding Society: findings 2012

Social support from family and friends

Authors

Editors

Stephanie L. McFall

Publication date

28 Feb 2012

Abstract

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.

Subjects

Social Networks and Sociology Of Households

Links

http://research.understandingsociety.org.uk/findings/findings-2012


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