Date of Award
Thesis - Restricted
Master of Arts (MA)
This study examines relationships among gender, uncertainty reduction, and communication during the provision of social support. The question of whether the provision of social support will result in a reduction of uncertainty for the provider is considered. In addition, the possibility that perceived helpfulness may substitute for actual provision when considering the likelihood of uncertainty reduction is also considered. The study also questions the role of gender in support provision as well as other factors that intervene in the supportive communication process.
Marcus, Mindy Beth, "Social Support Provision: Expanding a Theory" (1992). Master's Theses (1922-2009) Access restricted to Marquette Campus. 1753.