Accession Number : ADA134505

Title :   Assessed and Experimentally Provided Social Support.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Sarason,Irwin G ; Sarason,Barbara R ; Lindner,Karen C

PDF Url : ADA134505

Report Date : 18 Oct 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : Two studies were performed in which subjects differing in assessed social support were either given experimentally-provided support or control or comparison conditions. For measures of both performance and cognitive interference, significant interactions were obtained between assessed and experimentally provided social support. The findings were consistent with the idea that a low level of social support in a person's life is a vulnerability factor. However, they also suggested that it is possible to devise interventions that facilitate task-relevant thinking and performance. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Organizations, *Operational effectiveness, *Personnel management, *Social psychology, Behavior, Performance(Human), Cognition, Interactions, Interpersonal relations, Group dynamics, Adjustment(Psychology), Attitudes(Psychology), Vulnerability, Problem solving, Decision making, Skills, Stress(Psychology), Questionnaires

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE