The Role of Social Support in the Process of Work Stress: A Meta-Analysis

Chockalingam Viswesvaran, Juan I. Sanchez, Jeffrey Fisher

Results indicated that social support had a threefold effect on work stressor–strain relations. Social support reduced the strains experienced, social support mitigated perceived stressors, and social support moderated the stressor–strain relationship.

Meta Analysis
1 effect

Reported Outcomes


Friendships Selfcare risk & protective factor
Minor Protective Factor Friendships

Stress Brain outcome
Minor decreased risk of Stress
Brain system

High evidence