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Can positive social exchanges buffer the detrimental effects of negative social exchanges? Age and gender differences

Fiori, Katherine; Windsor, Tim; Pearson, E L; Crisp, Dimity


Background: Findings from existing research exploring whether positive social exchanges can help to offset (or 'buffer' against) the harmful effects of negative social exchanges on mental health have been inconsistent. This could be because the existing research is characterized by different approaches to studying various contexts of 'cross-domain' and 'within-domain' buffering, and/or because the nature of buffering effects varies according to sociodemographic characteristics that underlie...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Gerontology
DOI: 10.1159/000339747


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