What determines the sibling conflict resolution strategies of adolescents? parents, siblings, or temperament

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2014
Bayram, Huri Gül
The main purpose of the current study is to examine the role of siblings’ temperamental traits (effortful control, negative affect, and depressive mood), parenting practices (maternal closeness, support, and conflict, maternal differential control), and younger siblings’ conflict resolution strategies in the prediction of adolescent older siblings’ conflict resolution strategies. Another aim is to investigate whether these relations vary depending on the younger siblings' gender. Participants were 9th grader female adolescents recruited from various high schools in Denizli and their younger siblings who were the closest in age. All the scales were completed by the older siblings and the Early Adolescent Temperament Questionnaire and the Resolving Conflict in Relationship Scale were completed by younger ones. In the study, three sets of hierarchical regression analyses were run for each conflict resolution strategies (solution orientation, control, & nonconfrontation) used by older sibling. For each set, younger sibling’s each temperamental characteristics were separately added as a moderator and the interaction between younger and older siblings’ temperamental traits in the prediction of older sibling’s conflict resolution strategies were regressed after parenting practices, maternal differential control, and conflict resolution strategies used by younger sibling were regressed. The results indicated significant relationships in all hierarchical regression analyses. Findings in the scope of the literature, contributions, limitations, and suggestions were discussed.

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H. G. Bayram, “What determines the sibling conflict resolution strategies of adolescents? parents, siblings, or temperament,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2014.