Number of Siblings and Friendship Nominations Among Adolescents

  title={Number of Siblings and Friendship Nominations Among Adolescents},
  author={Donna F. Bobbitt-Zeher and Douglas B. Downey},
  journal={Journal of Family Issues},
  pages={1175 - 1193}
Considerable social science research questions the benefit of siblings. The most prominent example is the consistent negative association between sibship size and educational outcomes. But more recent work among kindergartners uncovered a potentially positive outcome—greater social skills—at least for those who have at least one sibling. We extend this line of inquiry to adolescence to see if there are long-term negative consequences of growing up without any siblings. Analyzing 13,466 youths… Expand

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