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ERIC Number: EJ818749
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0197-6664
Improving Emotion Regulation and Sibling Relationship Quality: The More Fun with Sisters and Brothers Program
Kennedy, Denise E.; Kramer, Laurie
Family Relations, v57 n5 p567-578 Dec 2008
We examined the role of emotion regulation (ER) in improving sibling relationship quality (SRQ) by evaluating the More Fun With Sisters and Brothers Program where 4- to 8-year-old siblings from 95 families were taught emotional and social competencies. Parents reported on SRQ and ER, and sibling interactions were observed in homes. SRQ and ER improved for program participants (n = 55) in comparison to those in a wait list condition (n = 40). Children participating in the program needed less parental direction to control negative emotions and refrain from directing negative actions toward others following the program. Higher levels of ER were linked with more positive SRQ at posttest. Results highlight the value of strengthening children's emotion regulation processes as a mechanism for promoting prosocial sibling relationships.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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