Social support and human development: Issues in theory, research, and practice

Cathleen M. Connell, Anthony R. D'Augelli

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The physical and psychological correlates and consequences of social support have received much attention in the past decade. To date, however, much research on social support has not been guided by an integrated theoretical or conceptual framework. In this report, a life span developmental perspective is suggested for the study of social support. The discussion addresses numerous conceptual, theoretical, and empirical concerns related to the investigation of support. Implications for designing, implementing, and evaluating support-related interventions are highlighted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)104-114
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Community Health
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1988

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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