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Community Mental Health Journal

, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 27–44 | Cite as

Task force report: Social networks as mediators of social support

An analysis of the effects and determinants of social networks
  • Roger E. Mitchell
  • Edison J. Trickett
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Abstract

The intent of this paper is to present a representative, though not exhaustive, overview of the current literature on social networks, with an emphasis on research linking social networks to psychological adaptation. This overview includes a review of social network concepts; and analysis of the multiple determinants of social networks; an analysis of the varied effects of social networks; and the implications for policies and practices of community mental health centers. This paper adopts the view that the concept of social network is a useful tool in examining both the functional and the dysfunctional influences of one's primary group on individual adaption.

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Public Health Mental Health Social Support Social Network Health Center 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger E. Mitchell
    • 1
  • Edison J. Trickett
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of PsychologyUniversity of Maryland, College Park

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