Associations between family cohesion and adolescent siblings' externalizing behavior.

@article{Richmond2006AssociationsBF,
  title={Associations between family cohesion and adolescent siblings' externalizing behavior.},
  author={Melissa K Richmond and Clare M Stocker},
  journal={Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association},
  year={2006},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={
          663-9
        }
}
This study asked whether family cohesion, a measure of whole family functioning, was associated with adolescent siblings' externalizing problems, controlling for the quality of each sibling's relationship with his or her parents. The sample included 93 families (mothers, fathers, and 2 adolescent siblings). Family cohesion was measured from videotaped observations of parents and 2 of their adolescent children discussing family conflict and limit setting. Adolescents reported on hostility in… CONTINUE READING

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