KIUN1 - Warner 1 Social support is the people around an...

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Warner 1 Social support is the people around an individual that care and value the person . It is part of a network of communication and mutual obligation . This can be actual or perceived . Social support is usually correlated with better health than someone who does not have a good social support . Many studies have been done to support the notion of better health and a large social support, with depth to it . Although social support is correlated with positive health, in some ways a person’s social support can be hazardous to their overall health because of the influences peers have on an individual . The peers a person associates with have major influences on the decisions that they make . Sometimes these decisions are not good for their health, but they do them anyways because that is what their friends or family is doing . Much of this has to do with peer pressure, or just the environment they are in . For example, in the study done by Spijkerman, Van den Ejjnden, Overbeek, and Engiels (2007), they found that in adolescents, the more their friends (peer groups) and parents drank, the more likely they were to drink . They also found that the more adolescents perceived drinking peers
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