A profile of social support during SARS in China

Jiafang LU, Kan SHI

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This study sampled 3611 residents from 14 cities during severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) receding in China Mainland, respondents reported more social support from individual social network than that from organizations; family members, relatives, friends and fellow workers offered more emotional and instrumental support; and working affiliation, community and government provided knowledge support at a higher level. The results of hierarchical regression analysis furnished evidence that social support had direct impact on coping behaviors of people about SARS. Copyright © 2004 American Scholars Press.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-51
JournalInternational Management Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004


Lu, J. F., & Shi, K. (2004). A profile of social support during SARS in China. International Management Review, 1(2), 45-51.


  • SARS
  • Social support
  • Coping
  • Alt. title: 社會支持在SARS事件中的作用研究


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