|Appears in Collections:||Management, Work and Organisation Book Chapters and Sections|
|Title:||Social support and mental health|
|Citation:||Daly M & Baumeister R (2009) Social support and mental health. In: Piotrowski NA (ed.). Salem Health: Psychology & Mental Health, Volume 5. Salem Health: Psychology and Mental Health, Volume 5, Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, pp. 1838-1842.|
|Keywords:||emotional social support|
instrumental social support
main effect model
need to belong
perceived available social support
|Series/Report no.:||Salem Health: Psychology and Mental Health, Volume 5|
|Abstract:||Social support is the perception or experience that a person is esteemed and part of a social network characterized by mutual obligation and helping behaviors. Support can involve either instrumental helping behaviors or attention to emotion through expressing empathy or bolstering self-esteem. The presence of supportive others may diminish the effects of stress and the risk of developing certain mental illnesses such as depression.|
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