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American Journal of Community Psychology

, Volume 15, Issue 4, pp 419–434 | Cite as

Divorcing mothers and social support: Testing the specificity of buffering effects

  • Christine E. Tetzloff
  • Manuel BarreraJr.
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Social Support Social Psychology Health Psychology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christine E. Tetzloff
    • 1
  • Manuel BarreraJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Psychology DepartmentArizona State UniversityTempe

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