Faculty Publications

Title

Social exclusion and health: The buffering effects of perceived social support

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

North American Journal of Psychology

Volume

22

Issue

2

First Page

309

Last Page

330

Abstract

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.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2020

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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