SOCIAL SUPPORT, SUPPORTIVE COMMUNICATION, AND HEALTH

Erina L. Macgeorge, Yanmengqian Zhou

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Abstract

Supportive communication is verbal and nonverbal behavior produced to assist others in need of aid. The study of supportive communication and health emphasizes functional, behavior-focused approaches to conceptualizing and operationalizing social support, along with the psychological and behavioral pathways through which social support affects health. This chapter situates supportive communication relative to the broader study of social support and overviews research and theory connecting supportive communication and health in both offline and online contexts. Most of this research addresses the quantity, quality, and impact of supportive communication for people with specific health conditions or concerns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Health Communication, Third Edition
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages136-148
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781000451375
ISBN (Print)9780367487447
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences

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