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NCJ Number: 229965 Find in a Library
Title: Personal Experience and Perceived Acceptability of Sibling Aggression
Journal: Journal of Family Violence  Volume:25  Issue:1  Dated:January 2010  Pages:65-71
Author(s): Marjorie Hardy; Britanny Beers; Charles Burgess; Arthur Taylor
Date Published: January 2010
Page Count: 7
Document: PDF
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study investigated the relation of personal experience and the perceived acceptability of sibling aggression.
Abstract: The perceived acceptability of sibling aggression as a function of personal experience was investigated. Participants read a scenario depicting sibling aggression and rated the perceived acceptability of the hypothetical siblings' behaviors. Following ratings, participants completed a measure to describe their childhood experience of sibling aggression and violence. Findings supported the hypotheses that men were more accepting of sibling aggression, and that being a perpetrator of sibling aggression was associated with increased perceived acceptability of such behavior, especially for women. For men, being the victim of sibling violence was also associated with higher rates of perceived acceptability. Tables and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Domestic assault
Index Term(s): Domestic relations; Filial violence; Home environment; Peer influences on behavior; Perception; Problem behavior; Role perception; Sibling influences on behavior
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