Social Support as a Relationship Retention Strategy in High Relationally Mobile Societies: A Cross-Cultural Study between Canada and Japan

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Previous research has found that people in individualistic cultures provide more social support than those in collectivistic cultures. Based on a socioecological approach, we propose that this cultural difference is due to the availability of abundant opportunities to replace interpersonal relationships (i.e., high relational mobility) in individualistic cultures. In order to retain one’s valuable...


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