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INDIAN JOURNAL OF HEALTH STUDIES - Volume 3 Issue 2, July 2021

Pages: 95-100

Date of Publication: 31-Jul-2021

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Social support Need Differences in Early and Middle – Adulthood

Author: Meera Padhy, Prabhati Pati

Category: Health Studies


The objectives of the study was to investigate the difference between early and middle adults in social support and its dimensions. Utilizing between-subjects design, 375 adults divided into two groups: early adults from 20 to 40years (202) and middle adults from 41 to 60 years (173). The participants were administered Interpersonal support evaluation list and data were collected. Independent t-test was used to analyse the data and the results revealed a significant difference between early and middle adults in overall social support and appraisal support. The implications of the study are discussed.

Keywords: Social support, Tangible support, Appraisal support, Belonging support, Early adults, Middle adults

DOI: 10.56490/IJHS.2021.3205