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ERIC Number: EJ444235
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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ISSN: ISSN-0093-6502
Assessing the Functions of Supportive Messages: Experimental Studies of Social Support.
Tardy, Charles H.
Communication Research, v19 n2 p175-92 Apr 1992
Reports two studies of the process by which supportive messages in nonintimate relationships yield positive outcomes. Finds that an offer of assistance to a person working on a stressful cognitive task improves performance and that supportive messages (regardless of form) are perceived by observers as beneficial to a person working on a problem-solving task. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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