Social Support for Reducing Organizational Stress


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Denise Is a cosmetologist who worked very closely with an individual who was recently fired for gross misconduct in the workplace. Denise's company referred her to their employee assistance program to discuss her feelings about her former friend. What kind of social support is this?

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1. A police officer assigned at a school was involved in a use of force incident that ended up seriously injuring a student who was carrying a knife. After the incident, her supervisor offered to cover her next three shifts so that the officer could take a few days to decompress. What type of social support is this?

2. The term _____ refers to the size of an individual support network rather than its effectiveness.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this quiz and worksheet, you can conveniently test your knowledge of social support for stress reduction. You'll need to be familiar with primary types of dialogue when providing emotional support, among other aspects of this topic.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following:

  • Support provided by employee assistance programs
  • One person providing benefits to another person in the workplace
  • The size of an individual support network
  • Dialogue when providing emotional support
  • The relationship between structural and functional support

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the term that references the size of an individual support network instead of its effectiveness
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on social support for reducing organizational stress
  • Making connections - use what you've learned to make connections between structural support and functional support

Additional Learning

To take a closer look at this topic, review the lesson titled Social Support for Reducing Organizational Stress. Here are a few examples of what's included in this lesson:

  • An overview of social support considerations
  • What research indicates about functional support
  • Requirements for providing emotional support