Social Support and Stress: Emotional vs. Instrumental Support


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Which of the following are examples of social support?

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1. Where can you find social support?

2. According to the buffering hypothesis, for which of these scenarios is social support important?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this worksheet/quiz combination to assess your understanding of emotional and instrumental social support. You will be assessed on the main effects hypothesis, providers of social support, and other facts included in the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Examples of social support
  • Providers of social support
  • Reasons to seek social support

Skills Practiced

Practiced skills include:

  • Information Recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the providers of social support
  • Knowledge Application- use your knowledge to answer questions requiring the identification of examples of social support
  • Interpreting Information- verify that you can read information regarding the reasons to seek social support and interpret it accurately.

Additional Learning

Review the accompanying lesson, Social Support and Stress: Emotional vs. Instrumental Social Support, to learn more. Objectives covered include:

  • Define social support
  • Know the two main types of social support
  • Understand how social support helps people
  • Review the Buffering Hypothesis
  • Understand the Main Effects Hypothesis/Direct Effects Hypothesis