The mental health costs and benefits of giving social support
Is giving support neutral, beneficial or costly to mental health? The authors identified 2 types of support-companionship and help-and conceptualized their provision as emotional labor. Companionship involves showing care to people, building feelings of happiness, pride, and belonging, whereas help involves assisting with feelings of distress, anger, and conflict and is potentially much more stressful. Using survey data (N = 398), the authors found that companionship and help showed opposite...[Show more]
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