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Modelling dynamics of social support networks for mutual support in coping with stress

Ab. Aziz, Azizi and Treur, Jan (2009) Modelling dynamics of social support networks for mutual support in coping with stress. In: 1st International Conference on Computational Collective Intelligence (ICCCI 2009), 05-07 October 2009, Wroclaw, Poland. (Unpublished)

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This paper presents a computational multi-agent model of support receipt and provision to cope during stressful event within social support networks.The underlying agent model covers support seeking behavior and support provision behaviour. The multi-agent model can be used to understand human interaction and social support within networks, when facing stress.Simulation experiments under different negative events and personality attributes for both support receipt and provision pointed out that the model is able to produce realistic behavior to explain conditions for coping with long term stress by provided mutual support.In addition, by a mathematical analysis, the possible equilibria of the model have been determined.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social Support Networks, Strong and Weak Ties, Stressors, Support Recipient and Provision, Multi-Agent Simulation.
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Azizi Ab Aziz
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2014 08:47
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2014 08:47
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/10598

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