Power, Control, and Influence in Sibling Relationships across Development: New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, Number 156
DescriptionTake a close look at sibling relationships--particularly how siblings navigate power, control, and influence and how the relationship affects the development of the individuals involved. While such relationships are both complementary and reciprocal, they transforms rather dramatically: from hierarchical in early and middle childhood, to egalitarian by early adulthood.
This issue to examines:
- the processes and consequences of such dynamic power shifts for our broader understanding of how these relationship dynamics change and develop throughout the life course,
- how such dynamics may be similar or different cross-culturally, and
- how they influence the quality of the sibling relationship, as well as the well-being of youth.
To do so, the authors present research from each developmental period from early childhood through young adulthood, as well as cross-cultural research, in order to further understanding of the developmental and contextual themes that allow for drawing broader conclusions.
This is the 156th volume in this Jossey-Bass series New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development. Its mission is to provide scientific and scholarly presentations on cutting edge issues and concepts in this subject area. Each volume focuses on a specific new direction or research topic and is edited by experts from that field.
1. The Changing Nature of Power, Control, and Influence in Sibling Relationships 7
2. Siblings’ Power and Influence in Polyadic Family Conflict During Early Childhood 15
Sandra Della Porta, Nina Howe
3. Family Perspectives on Siblings’ Conflict Goals in Middle Childhood: Links to Hierarchical and Affective Features of Sibling Relationships 33
Holly E. Recchia, Ma-ab Witwit
4. Relative Power in Sibling Relationships Across Adolescence 49
Anna K. Lindell, Nicole Campione-Barr
5. Sibling Influences on Risky Behaviors from Adolescence to Young Adulthood: Vertical Socialization or Bidirectional Effects? 67
Shawn D. Whiteman, Alexander C. Jensen, Susan M. McHale
6. Cross-Cultural Differences in Sibling Power Balance and Its Concomitants Across Three Age Periods 87
Kirsten L. Buist, Ayseg ¨ ul Metindogan, Selma Coban, Sujala Watve, Analpa Paranjpe, Hans M. Koot, Pol van Lier, Susan J. T. Branje, Wim H. J. Meeus
7. Commentary 1: The Challenging Task of Addressing Power, Control, and Influence in Sibling Relationships After the First Two Decades of Life 105
Victoria Hilkevitch Bedford
8. Commentary 2: Sibling Power Dynamics: The Role of Family and Sociocultural Context 109
Kimberly A. Updegraff