Social Support



Sources of Social Support include family members, friends, neighbors, co-workers, program leaders and other participants.

Key concepts: 

  1. Instrumental support - purchasing gear, providing transportation
  2. Informational support - educational, tactical specifics
  3. Emotional support - calling or checking in
  4. Appraisal support - feedback and reinforcement


Key authors:  Israel & Schurman, 1990.



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