Our Problems Are Your Sibling's Fault: Exploring the Connections Between Conflict Styles of Siblings During Adolescence and Later Adult Committed Relationships

Fatimah M. Shalash, Nathan D. Wood, Trent S. Parker

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Abstract

The present study examined the connection between conflict styles used with siblings in adolescence and conflict styles utilized in current romantic committed relationships. Questionnaires were administered to 144 participants. Results indicate that multiple types of conflict styles used with siblings during adolescence correspond to similar conflict styles used in adult romantic relationships. Implications for therapy and family life education are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)288-298
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Family Therapy
Volume41
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

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