"We don't call it a 'circle'": the ethos of a support group.

By: Gold, Deborah.
Series: Disability & Society 9 (4) 1994: 435-452.Publisher: 1994Subject(s): DISABILITY | FRIENDSHIPS | SUPPORT GROUPSSummary: This paper contains an eight month qualitative study of a group of young adults called a 'circle of friends', in Ontario, Canada. The results of the study increase our understanding of how one such group operates, and the meaning participation has to those involved. As well, we can begin to build a theory about the relationships between friendship and support in such groups.
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This paper contains an eight month qualitative study of a group of young adults called a 'circle of friends', in Ontario, Canada. The results of the study increase our understanding of how one such group operates, and the meaning participation has to those involved. As well, we can begin to build a theory about the relationships between friendship and support in such groups.

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