Year: 1986 Source: Journal of Health & Social Behavior, v.27, (March 1986), p.78-89 SIEC No: 19880519

An extensive discussion of the debate as to whether perceived support simply reflects real support or whether it influences adjustments directly by modifying appraisals of the situation. Some limited data was reanalyzed to provide provisional support for the view that perceived support is more important than received support. These results argue for a direct evaluation with more appropriate data. (WAL)