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Support Processes in Intimate Relationships$
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Kieran T. Sullivan and Joanne Davila

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195380170

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380170.001.0001

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The Effectiveness of Social Support Attempts in Intimate Relationships

The Effectiveness of Social Support Attempts in Intimate Relationships

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(p.26) chapter 2 The Effectiveness of Social Support Attempts in Intimate Relationships
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Support Processes in Intimate Relationships
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Christine Rini

Christine Dunkel Schetter

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380170.003.0002

This chapter focuses on social support effectiveness, which emphasizes the extent to which support attempts meet the needs of recipients in terms of their quantity and quality. They provide a framework for understanding what contributes to support effectiveness and report evidence for their model in the context of partner support in pregnancy.

Keywords:   couples, intimate relationships, pregnancy, psychosocial stress, social support, social support effectiveness

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