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RUNNING HEAD: SOCIAL SUPPORT1Social Support Antoinette MatthewsEDU 17Joyce JohnsonFebruary 8, 2015 The definition of social support can vary. One definition defines social support as a “processes of social exchange that contribute to the development of individuals’ behavioral patterns, social cognition and values.” (Tasdan & Yalcin, 2010) Social support can be found in a number of different places. Some of the places that social support can be found in would be
RUNNING HEAD: SOCIAL SUPPORT2through family, friends, different clubs, and support groups. Social support comes in different forms. Those forms include emotional support, instrumental support, informational support, and appraisal support. Those who try to provide you with assistance no matter if it’s social or emotional assistance are showing you that they support you socially. Epstein's theory describes six types of involvement that families and communities can use inorder to enhance students’ academic and social success. Those include parenting, communicating, volunteering, learning at home, decision making, and collaborating with the community. “This theory posits that students succeed at higher levels when the internal and