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Siblings in Adolescence

Emerging individuals, lasting bonds

By Angela Ittel, Aiden Sisler

Psychology Press – 2015 – 216 pages

Series: Studies in Adolescent Development

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Description

How do brothers and sisters shape one another? Siblings in Adolescence provides a comprehensive overview of the most up-to-date, international empirical research on the sibling bond during the critical adolescent years. The authors examine how the relationship impacts on adolescent development, as well as the effect on and within the family, using evidence from behaviour genetics, cross-cultural studies and research utilizing both quantitative and qualitative methods.

The book presents a multi-faceted dynamic view of the adolescent sibling relationship, drawing on perspectives from sociological, psychological, and ecological and systems science. It introduces a novel theoretical perspective which covers sibling dynamics across various key environments such as their families, communities, and cultures. Parents and siblings will also find useful coverage of the following issues:

  • school and life transitions
  • parental separation
  • health, illness, and disability
  • diverse family experiences

Siblings in Adolescence will be indispensable for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students studying human development, and will supplement postgraduate courses for teachers, counselors, social, youth, and health workers. It will also be required reading for all those who work and do research with families and young people.

Contents

Introduction: Siblings in Adolescence 1. Theoretical and Thematic Plurality in Sibling Research 2. Adolescent Siblings and Within Family Study 3. Siblings and their relationships: Correlates and effects 4. Behavioural Genetics and Sibling Research 5. Cross-Cultural and International Research on Siblings in Adolescence 6. Methods in Family and Sibling Research: Markus Hess, Freie Universität Berlin, Aiden Sisler, TU-Berlin 7. Findings and futures in sibling research Appendix: Selected International Sibling Projects

Author Bio

Angela Ittel is Professor of Educational Psychology at the Institute of Education at the Technische Universität Berlin (TUB), Germany. Dr. Ittel’s research focuses on gender and cultural factors in education as well as familial and school-based contexts for development.

Aiden Sisler is a doctoral student at the Institute of Education at the Technische Universität Berlin (TUB), Germny where she investigates the intersection of culture, gender, education, and politics. With 15 years of experience working with children, and 28 years of being one, Aiden lends her expertise to projects dedicated to youths’ well-being.

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Description: By Angela Ittel, Aiden Sisler. How do brothers and sisters shape one another? Siblings in Adolescence provides a comprehensive overview of the most up-to-date, international empirical research on the sibling bond during the critical adolescent years. The authors examine how the...
Categories: Adolescent Development, Developmental Psychology, Lifespan Development, Parenting and Families, Social Development and Personality Development, Sociology of the Family, Children and Youth, Child and Family Social Work