ERIC Number: EJ851047
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
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Sibling Conflict Resolution Skills: Assessment and Training
Thomas, Brett W.; Roberts, Mark W.
Journal of Child and Family Studies, v18 n4 p447-453 Aug 2009
Sibling conflict can rise to the level of a clinical problem. In Phase 1 a lengthy behavioral role-play analog sampling child reactions to normal sibling conflicts was successfully shortened. In Phase 2 normal children who lacked sibling conflict resolution skills were randomly assigned to a Training or Measurement Only condition. Training consisted of five clinic sessions focusing on verbal reasoning, assertiveness, and acceptance skills. Trained children outperformed Measurement Only children on the shortened role-play test. Parents of trained children, but not untrained children, perceived improved social competence in the home. The project provides an empirical foundation for future research with aggressive siblings.
Descriptors: Siblings, Play, Conflict, Assertiveness, Sibling Relationship, Conflict Resolution, Interpersonal Competence, Role Playing, Responses, Skill Development, Thinking Skills, Logical Thinking, Personality Traits, Outcomes of Treatment, Program Effectiveness, Aggression
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