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The Resource Parental perceptions of sibling relationships in families rearing a child with a disability, by Krista Marie Nielsen

Parental perceptions of sibling relationships in families rearing a child with a disability, by Krista Marie Nielsen

Label
Parental perceptions of sibling relationships in families rearing a child with a disability
Title
Parental perceptions of sibling relationships in families rearing a child with a disability
Statement of responsibility
by Krista Marie Nielsen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Research exploring sibling relationships in families raising a child with a disability (CWD) is limited, and much of the research has been performed using mothers' or siblings' own ratings of their relationships. This study addresses mothers' and fathers' perceptions of sibling relationships in families raising a CWD (autism, Down syndrome (DS), an orthopedic condition (OC), and diabetes). Families (n=108) were recruited from various camps, clinics, conferences, and intervention programs. Mothers and fathers independently completed the 28-item Schaefer Sibling Inventory of Behavior, ranking sibling behaviors regarding kindness, involvement, empathy, and avoidance. After performing chi-square tests, correlations, ANOVA, MANOVA, and MANCOVA, the following significant results were found: Mothers and fathers both rated siblings of children with all disabilities as highly empathetic and rarely avoidant. More specifically, mothers ranked siblings of CWD as more empathetic than did fathers. However, mothers rated older siblings as more avoidant than younger siblings. On the other hand, fathers of children with DS and autism ranked siblings as kinder and more involved than siblings of children with OC or diabetes. In addition, fathers ranked male siblings kinder than females. In conclusion, sibling relationships in families raising a CWD appear to be fairly positive. Further, there may be differences in sibling relationships according to the type of disability. Lastly, mothers and fathers have different perceptions of certain aspects of sibling relationships and studying those differences may allow for more individualized interventions for families raising a CWD
Cataloging source
UPB
Degree
M.S.
Dissertation year
2008
Granting institution
Brigham Young University. College of Nursing
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
Label
Parental perceptions of sibling relationships in families rearing a child with a disability, by Krista Marie Nielsen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 28-38)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
x, 44 leaves
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn506123726
Label
Parental perceptions of sibling relationships in families rearing a child with a disability, by Krista Marie Nielsen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 28-38)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
x, 44 leaves
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn506123726

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