ERIC Number: ED480482
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Aug
Compensatory Effects of Sibling Support in Preadolescence and Adolescence.
Milevsky, Avidan; Levitt, Mary J.
The current study is an examination of how support from siblings relates to academic competence in early adolescence, with a focus on the compensatory effects of sibling support. Participants were 694 African-American, European-American, and Hispanic-American students, ranging in age from 11 to 15. Participants were interviewed in school regarding their social support and academic achievement. Students under low mother and friend support conditions receiving greater support from brothers exhibited higher school achievement. The potential benefits of sibling support warrant a closer examination of the wide-ranging issues involved in sibling relations. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association (111th, Toronto, ON, Canada, August 7-10, 2003).