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Preliminary development of a scale of social support: Studies on college students

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The authors acknowledge the valuable assistance of Kurt Organista, Finetta Reese, Guy Chadwick, Jody Falk, Daniela Jensen, Linnard Lane, and Margaret Camarena who participated in various phases of the research. We also thank Dr. Alex Zautra who made critical comments on an earlier version of the manuscript. Portions of the paper were presented at the meeting of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Tucson, April 1980.

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Barrera, M., Sandler, I.N. & Ramsay, T.B. Preliminary development of a scale of social support: Studies on college students. Am J Commun Psychol 9, 435–447 (1981). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00918174

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