Social exclusion and health: The buffering effects of perceived social support
North American Journal of Psychology
Numerous studies have supported the finding that being socially excluded is psychologically and physically aversive. The current research examined if existing levels of social support buffer the relation between exclusion and psychological and physical health. Participants completed measures of social support, social exclusion, psychological distress, and physical health as part of a larger survey examining social and nutritional correlates of health (N = 183). For both men and women, social exclusion and social support were related to psychological and physical health correlates. Additionally, perceived family support moderated the relation between exclusion and psychological distress and physical health symptoms among women. Results are discussed in terms of their implications and directions for future research.
Department of Psychology
Original Publication Date
UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa
Hitlan, Robert T., "Social exclusion and health: The buffering effects of perceived social support" (2020). Faculty Publications. 412.