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ERIC Number: ED400988
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 38
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Negative Sibling Interaction Patterns as Predictors of Later Adjustment Problems in Adolescent and Young Adult Males.
Bank, Lew; And Others
Advances in Applied Developmental Psychology, v10 p197-229 1996
This study investigated sibling interaction patterns in middle childhood as predictors of adjustment outcomes in males during adolescence and early adulthood using a social interactional perspective. It was theorized that negative interaction during middle childhood with siblings and parents would be the most powerful predictor of adjustment in adolescence and early adulthood. The results of the study showed that this was indeed the case when analyzing four specific factors. In the area of antisocial and delinquent behaviors, juvenile crime was predicted by mothers' high rate of coercive behavior, and adult arrests were consistent with negative behaviors with siblings during middle childhood. In the area of psychopathology, coercive behavior with siblings created an adult with a strong sense of inadequacy, incompetence, and hostility. In the area of hostility toward women, coercive behavior with siblings strongly predicted hostility toward women. Finally, in the area of conflict resolution, early coercive behaviors were likely to be continued in adulthood when dealing with parents, partners, and friends. The findings also suggested that if parents are unable to supervise and discipline an antisocial child, he or she is likely to victimize his sibling or siblings at a high rate. (Contains 57 references.) (SD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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