Title

Social Support

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2011

Department

Psychology

Abstract

Adolescence is a time of transitions; social, physical, cognitive, and emotional changes provide challenges for adolescent development as well as opportunities for growth. One factor frequently cited in coping with this transition is social support. Understanding the role of social support in the lives of adolescents facilitates making sense of adolescent behavior and development as well as sustaining adolescents’ growth.

Publication Title

Encyclopedia of Adolescence

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4419-1695-2_47