ERIC Number: EJ819085
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
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Reference Count: 43
Conflict Resolution between Mexican Origin Adolescent Siblings
Killoren, Sarah E.; Thayer, Shawna M.; Updegraff, Kimberly A.
Journal of Marriage and Family, v70 n5 p1200-1212 Dec 2008
We investigated correlates of adolescents' sibling conflict resolution strategies in 246, two-parent Mexican origin families. Specifically, we examined links between siblings' conflict resolution strategies and sibling dyad characteristics, siblings' cultural orientations and values, and sibling relationship qualities. Data were gathered during home interviews with adolescent siblings. Older siblings were more likely to use controlling strategies whereas younger siblings were more likely to use nonconfrontation strategies. Cultural orientations and familism values were positively linked to siblings' solution orientation. Solution orientation strategies were associated with sibling intimacy, and control strategies were related to sibling negativity. Discussion highlights the importance of considering the cultural context in which sibling relationships are embedded.
Descriptors: Siblings, Sibling Relationship, Conflict Resolution, Cultural Context, Mexican Americans, Grievance Procedures, Adolescent Attitudes, Interviews, Family Life, Behavioral Science Research, Cognitive Structures
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