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Contributors to adult sibling relationships and intention to care of siblings of individuals with Down syndrome

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Cuskelly, M, Contributors to adult sibling relationships and intention to care of siblings of individuals with Down syndrome, American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 121, (3) pp. 204-218. ISSN 1944-7515 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1352/1944-7558-121.3.204

Abstract

The contribution of childhood sibling relationships to adult sibling relationships and intention to provide care was investigated in a sample in which one member of each dyad had Down syndrome. Thirty-nine adult siblings of an adult with Down syndrome who had participated in a study of sibling relationships in childhood/adolescence provided data about the quality of current relationships and of their intention to provide care for their brother/sister with Down syndrome in the future. Only behavior problems in the child with Down syndrome predicted warmth of the current adult relationship. Although adult sibling relationships were reported to be warm, the quality of neither the current nor the past relationship was associated with the reported intention to provide care.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:siblings, relationship, Down syndrome, intellectual disability
Research Division:Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Research Group:Psychology
Research Field:Developmental Psychology and Ageing
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Community Service (excl. Work)
Objective Field:Families and Family Services
Author:Cuskelly, M (Professor Monica Cuskelly)
ID Code:111467
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2016-09-14
Last Modified:2017-03-07
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