The Effectiveness of Social Support Attempts in Intimate Relationships

Christine Marie Rini*, Christine Dunkel Schetter

*Corresponding author for this work

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This chapter focuses on social support effectiveness, which emphasizes the extent to which support attempts meet the needs of recipients in terms of their quantity and quality. They provide a framework for understanding what contributes to support effectiveness and report evidence for their model in the context of partner support in pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSupport Processes in Intimate Relationships
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199864355
ISBN (Print)9780195380170
StatePublished - Sep 1 2010


  • Couples
  • Intimate relationships
  • Pregnancy
  • Psychosocial stress
  • Social support
  • Social support effectiveness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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