This article first reviews illustrative theoretical perspectives of social support and stress. Next, it provides an outline and overview of the research focusing on social support as a coping mechanism, followed by a discussion of social support as a source of stress and a brief summary and conclusion. © 2007 Copyright © 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Antonucci, TC; Lansford, JE; Ajrouch, KJ
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