Personal and situational determinants of relationship-specific perceptions of social support

Enrique Gracia1, Juan Herrero2
1University of Valencia, Spain
2University of Oviedo, Spain
Cite this article:  Gracia, E., & Herrero, J. (2004). Personal and situational determinants of relationship-specific perceptions of social support. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 32, 459-476.

Volume 32 Issue 5 | e1342 | Published: August 2004 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.2004.32.5.459

Abstract
Full Text
References
Tables and Figures
Acknowledgements
Author Contact
This study explores personal (self-esteem, perceived stress, and depressive mood) and situational (undesirable life events) variables as determinants of relationship-specific perceptions of social support. Structural equation analyses from two-wave panel data (N = 583) of adult participants from a community-based urban sample revealed that, after controlling for initial levels of perceived social support, psychological characteristics (high levels of stress and depression, and low levels of self-esteem) and situational determinants (number of undesirable life events) were both negatively related to perceived social support from specific significant relationships over time. Multigroup analyses revealed that these processes generalized across groups of gender, income, and marital status (single vs. married). Implications of these findings are discussed.
Please login and/or purchase the PDF to view the full article.
Please login and/or purchase the PDF to view the full article.
Please login and/or purchase the PDF to view the full article.
Please login and/or purchase the PDF to view the full article.
Please login and/or purchase the PDF to view the full article.