ERIC Number: EJ665057
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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Support and Strain in Pregnant and Parenting Adolescents' Sibling Relationships.
Gee, Christina B.; Nicholson, Melba J.; Osborne, Lori N.; Rhodes, Jean E.
Journal of Adolescent Research, v18 n1 p25-35 Jan 2003
This study examined social support and social strain in the sibling relationships of 536 adolescent mothers, primarily African American, low-income, and attending an alternative school. Findings indicate that older sisters were nominated twice as often as any other sibling group as a source of support. Older sister support was not associated with adolescent mothers' psychological adjustment. However, relationship strain with older brothers and sisters related to increased psychological distress. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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