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Theoretical Perspectives on Sibling Relationships

Oxford University Press; And, although longitudinal research on sibling relationships is rare, our review suggests that some dynamics may be more influential at particular periods in the life course than others. Managing competition and comparison. The contribution of siblings to training for fighting: Sibling and parent relationship trajectories in adolescences.

That is, individuals siibling most likely to imitate models who are warm and nurturant, high in status, and similar to themselves Jurhal, Others have noted that the implications of social comparison dynamics depend on factors such as age spacing, whether the domain of comparison is important to the individuals involved, and the nature and history of the sibling relationship e. Forgas JP, Fitness J, editors.

Family relationships from adolescence to early adulthood: Processes of sibling influence in adolescence: The chief principles to emerge from our review are that sibling relationships are similar in important ways to other close relationships in the family.

Bureau of the Census. Advances in the study of aggression. Redressing inequity in parent care among siblings. Siblings also shape their own relationship in the context of their social exchanges, such as by reciprocally reinforcing positive or negative behaviors, and by observing and imitating one another.


Evaluating social influence during early and middle adolescence. Given the limited literature on adult siblings and space constraints, however, we have not extended our review to describe in detail frameworks such as life-course e.

Findings like these highlight some of siblijg complexities involved in sibling relationship dynamics, including the multiplicity of factors that interact to influence how brothers and sisters feel about each other. The influence of shared environment on attachment states of mind.

Attachment and Human Development. Rather than studying the development of sibling dynamics directly, Sulloway drew on data about adults. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. Although this body of work is consistent with systemic principles, family and ecological systems processes have remained a challenge to operationalize and thus are not frequently jurnnal focus of empirical scrutiny in sibling research or family research, more generally.

Coalitions in families are subsystems within families with more rigid boundaries and are thought to be a sign of family dysfunction. Handbook of adolescent psychology: See other articles in PMC that cite the published article. Development of antisocial and prosocial behavior: Siblings, parents, and partners: Given their shared family background and experiences, siblings are clear targets for social comparison, and indeed, theories about sibling rivalry, described earlier, assume that siblings engage extensively in social comparisons, such as about how their rifalry treat them versus their sisters and brothers.

Systems rivzlry also are limited in their theoretical propositions in the sense of defining specific mechanisms of influence, and thus, bringing relationship dynamics proposed by analytic, siblin psychological and social learning theories to bear in a family systems framework may be a fruitful research direction.


In fact, one study showed that when caregiving inequities were siblingg great, sibling relationship dissolution occurred: For example, some young children may use their sisters and brothers as a secure base from which to explore or as a source of comfort in stressful circumstances, but others may not e. Gender, self-esteem, and emotionality as mediators of the parenting-adjustment association.

Multiple attachment relationships within families: Sibling effects on smoking in adolescence: Sulloway led the way in Born to Rebel: Finally, a small but growing body of empirical work has examined how the cultural forces that are part of the macrosystem affect sibling relationships. A twin study of attachment in preschool children. Fellow travelers in coercive family processes.

Theoretical Perspectives on Sibling Relationships

In this way, research on rivalrh relationships could serve as a model for studying other kinds of close relationships. The psychology of interpersonal relations. Sibling relationships from the preschool period through middle childhood and early adolescence.

Individual and family correlates. One area in which equity theory has been applied is implications for the sibling relationship of how siblings share care for an elderly parent. Sibling relationships in childhood and adolescence. The systematic collection of patient data in a centre for child and adolescent psychiatry.

Sibling comparison of differential parental treatment in adolescence: