Publication Date

2016

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Malecki, Christine K.

Degree Name

Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)

Department

Department of Psychology

LCSH

Stress in adolescence||Adolescent psychology||Adjustment (Psychology) in adolescence--Social aspects||Developmental psychology||Social psychology

Abstract

The current study sought to add to the social support literature by examining the relationship between adolescent perceptions of social support from different support sources and internalizing symptoms. More specifically, the present study investigated stress-buffering and compensation effects of social support from mothers, fathers, classmates, and close friends related to internalizing symptoms at the middle school level. The primary question guiding this study was: Does social support from one source moderate support from another source when predicting internalizing symptoms? The results were examined specifically to determine if support from one source can compensate for a lack of support from another source. A secondary question was: How does this effect vary by gender or levels of stress? The specific goals of this study were to: (1) examine the relationship between social support from different sources and internalizing symptoms; (2) examine the potential for social support from one source to moderate support from another source when predicting internalizing symptoms; (3) examine the potential for social support from one source to moderate support from another source at different levels of stress when predicting internalizing symptoms.

Comments

Advisors: Christine K. Malecki.||Committee members: Michelle K. Demaray; Alecia M. Santuzzi.

Extent

229 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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