The Relative Impacts of Sibling Relationships on Adolescent Body Perceptions.

Authors:

J Genet Psychol 2019 Mar-Apr;180(2-3):130-143. Epub 2019 Apr 19.

c University of Missouri-Columbia, USA.

The sibling relationship is the longest relationship of the life course and has been found to influence youth adjustment (Dunn, 2002 ). Given that adolescence is a time of increased body awareness, the authors examined the potential role of siblings' body conceptions and sibling relationship quality on adolescent body conceptions. In a sample of 101 predominantly White, middle-class adolescent sibling dyads, the authors found that positive sibling relationship quality was associated with higher physical self-worth in adolescents, but that this differed by sibling gender and sibling physical self-worth. Alternatively, negative sibling relationship quality was associated with lower physical self-worth for adolescents, but differed based on birth order, sibling physical self-worth, and adolescent gender.

Download full-text PDF

Source
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00221325.2019.1
Publisher Site
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00221325.2019.1602024DOI Listing
April 2019
5 Reads

Publication Analysis

Top Keywords

physical self-worth
16
sibling relationship
16
relationship quality
12
sibling
9
quality associated
8
self-worth adolescents
8
sibling physical
8
adolescents differed
8
adolescent body
8
body conceptions
8
relationship
5
relative impacts
4
quality adolescent
4
conceptions sample
4
gender sibling
4
sample 101
4
relationships adolescent
4
sibling gender
4
siblings' body
4
alternatively negative
4

References

(Supplied by CrossRef)

Bandura A et al.
1977

Similar Publications