Academic Stress, Supportive Communication and Health Outcomes
Academic stress is associated with a variety of negative health outcomes, including depression and physical illness. The current study examined the capacity of supportive communication reported as being received from friends and family to buffer the association between academic stress and health. College students completed measures of academic stress, of supportive communication received (emotional and informational), and of health status (depression and symptoms of physical illness).
Recommended CitationMacGeorge, Erina L.; Samter, Wendy; and Gillihan, Seth J., "Academic Stress, Supportive Communication and Health Outcomes" (2005). Communication Journal Articles. Paper 39.