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Social support, social participation, and cardiovascular reactivity to stress in the Midlife in the United States (MIDUS) study

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Show simple item record Creaven, Ann-Marie Higgins, Niamh M. Ginty, Annie T. Gallagher, Stephen 2021-08-17T11:15:06Z 2021-08-17T11:15:06Z 2020
dc.identifier.issn 0301-0511
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This study tested two hypotheses of associations between dimensions of social connectedness and cardiovascular reactivity to acute stress: (1) high social support predicts diminished cardiovascular responses to stress (i.e., the stress-buffering model of social support), and (2) diminished cardiovascular responses predict lower social participation, a form of motivated behaviour. Participants (N = 606) in the main Midlife in the United States study completed measures of social support and social participation and underwent psychophysiological stress testing. In unadjusted analyses, social support was positively, rather than inversely, associated with reactivity. Results withstood adjustment for several control variables, but not for depressive symptoms, which was asso ciated with diminished reactivity. Further, diminished reactivity was associated with lower social participation, but not in fully adjusted models. No robust evidence was observed for either the stress-buffering model, or for an association between diminished reactivity and lower social participation. The implications for our understanding of links between social connectedness and cardiovascular reactivity are discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Biological Psychology;155, 107921
dc.subject cardiovascular reactivity en_US
dc.subject midlife en_US
dc.subject MIDUS en_US
dc.subject social participation en_US
dc.subject social support en_US
dc.title Social support, social participation, and cardiovascular reactivity to stress in the Midlife in the United States (MIDUS) study en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US 2021-08-17T11:07:17Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2020.107921
dc.contributor.sponsor Foundation Research Network en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor National Institute on Aging en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences en_US
dc.relation.projectid P01-AG020166 en_US
dc.relation.projectid U19-AG051426 en_US
dc.relation.projectid UL1TR001409 en_US
dc.relation.projectid UL1TR001881 en_US
dc.relation.projectid 1UL1RR025011 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2962500
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Biological psychology
dc.description.status peer-reviewed

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