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Self-representations in early adolescence: Variations in sibling similarity by sex composition and sibling relationship qualities

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Gamble, WC and Yu, JJ and Card, NA, Self-representations in early adolescence: Variations in sibling similarity by sex composition and sibling relationship qualities, Social Development, (19) pp. 148-169. ISSN 0961-205X (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1467-9507.2008.00532.x

Abstract

Self-representations play an important role in adolescent development. This study compared self-representations for siblings and explored whether sibling relationship characteristics are associated with similarities or differences in sibling self-concepts. We examined self-representations of 438 adolescent sibling dyads (M age younger sibling = 11.6 years, M age older = 14.3 years), finding that siblings are, on average, similar in their self-representations. This similarity varied, however, depending on sex composition and sibling relationship qualities. Results indicated that sibling modeling, warmth, and conflict were especially influential in predicting sibling resemblance vs. dissimilarity. © 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
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:Yu, JJ (Dr JJ Yu)
ID Code:84474
Year Published:2010
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2013-05-15
Last Modified:2013-05-15
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