Accession Number : ADA118226

Title :   Life Events, Social Support and Illness.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Sarason,Irwin G ; Potter,Earl H , III ; Antoni,Michael H ; Sarason,Barbara R

PDF Url : ADA118226

Report Date : 07 Jul 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : Positive and negative life events and social support were correlated with illness among Navy Submarine School students. Negative, but not positive life events in the recent past were related to reports of illness. While social support by itself was not related to illness reports, the relationship between negative life events and illness was stronger among subjects with low rather than high levels of social support. Subjects who reported low availability of social support but satisfaction with its availability and who also had high negative life events scores were particularly likely to report illnesses. The results suggest the importance of assessing both stressful life events and moderators of response to stress, such as social support, in investigating the role played by personality in illness. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Illness, *Stress(Psychology), *Personality, *Human relations, Life cycles, Interpersonal relations, Social communication, Counseling, Advisory activities, Social deprivation, Adjustment(Psychology), Roles(Behavior), Surveys, Questionnaires, Response, Enlisted personnel, Students, Naval personnel

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE