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dc.contributor.authorCassidy, T.en
dc.contributor.authorNoon, E.en
dc.contributor.authorWright, Elizabeth Janeen
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-26T11:05:51Z
dc.date.available2015-10-26T11:05:51Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationCassidy, T., Noon, E., and Wright, E. (2015) Sibling constellations and well-being in intact and non-intact families. Journal of Adolescent Psychology and Psychiatry, 1 (1), pp. 2-14en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/11315
dc.description.abstractBackground: There is little research on the impact of sibling relations on the development of resilience in families experiencing break up. Methods: The role of sex of siblings in family structures was explored in relation to mental health in young adults in a sample of 927 participants (460 males and 467 females), aged 18-21 years old. In addition the potential mediating relationship of family relations, self-efficacy, optimism and social support were added to the mix in order to provide some ex-planatory mechanism for any relationship that might exist. Results: Multivariate analysis of variance and path analysis were used and findings suggest that the presence of a female sib-ling may be a protective factor and may operate through improving family relationships and increasing self-efficacy, optimism, and perceived social support. Conclusions: It is suggested that the sex structure of siblings should be considered in any family focused intervention to improve mental health.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherJournal of Adolescent Psychology and Psychiatryen
dc.subjectSibling sexen
dc.subjectfamily relationsen
dc.subjectself efficacyen
dc.subjectoptimismen
dc.subjectsocial supporten
dc.subjectsocial supporten
dc.titleSibling constellations and wellbeing in intact and non-intact familiesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18482/1132
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.fundernot fundeden
dc.projectidPsychologyen
dc.researchinstituteInstitute for Psychological Scienceen


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