First Advisor

Jana Meinhold

Date of Award

5-22-2020

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology and University Honors

Department

Psychology

DOI

10.15760/honors.906

Abstract

The sibling relationship is considered one of the longest lasting connections an individual will have to another person (Walker et al., 2005). Despite this, it is a consistently understudied population in family research and, when studied, siblings are primarily examined during adolescence and often only in the context of conflict and rivalry. Additionally, much of this research does not examine the effects of sibling relationships on the larger family system. This thesis seeks to address this gap in the literature by understanding how the adult sibling literature presents and defines dimensions of sibling relationships. In doing so, it also seeks to examine whether these qualities can lead to a proposed definition of sibling resilience.

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Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/33160

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