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ERIC Number: EJ1129238
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0165-0254
Sibling Relationship Quality and Mexican-Origin Adolescents' and Young Adults' Familism Values and Adjustment
Killoren, Sarah E.; De Jesús, Sue A. Rodríguez; Updegraff, Kimberly A.; Wheeler, Lorey A.
International Journal of Behavioral Development, v41 n2 p155-164 Mar 2017
We examined profiles of sibling relationship qualities in 246 Mexican-origin families living in the United States using latent profile analyses. Three profiles were identified: "Positive," "Negative," and "Affect-Intense." Links between profiles and youths' familism values and adjustment were assessed using longitudinal data. Siblings in the "Positive" profile reported the highest familism values, followed by siblings in the "Affect-Intense" profile and, finally, siblings in the "Negative" profile. Older siblings in the "Positive" and "Affect-Intense" profiles reported fewer depressive symptoms than siblings in the "Negative" profile. Further, in the "Positive" and "Negative" profiles, older siblings reported less involvement in risky behaviors than younger siblings. In the "Negative" profile, younger siblings reported greater sexual risk behaviors in late adolescence than older siblings; siblings in opposite-sex dyads, as compared to same-sex dyads, engaged in riskier sexual behaviors. Our findings highlight sibling relationship quality as promotive and risky, depending on sibling characteristics and adjustment outcomes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) (NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona (Phoenix)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Childrens Report of Parental Behavior Inventory
Grant or Contract Numbers: R01HD39666