Sibling collusion and problem behavior in early adolescence: toward a process model for family mutuality.

@article{Bullock2002SiblingCA,
  title={Sibling collusion and problem behavior in early adolescence: toward a process model for family mutuality.},
  author={Bernadette Marie Bullock and Thomas J. Dishion},
  journal={Journal of abnormal child psychology},
  year={2002},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={143-53}
}
Sibling collusion is a process by which siblings form coalitions that promote deviance and undermine parenting. Collusive sibling processes were identified and measured using macro ratings of videotaped family interactions. Hypotheses were tested on a multiethnic sample of urban youth, with a target child identified as either "high risk" (n = 26) or "normative" (n = 26), and their families. Siblings in families with a high-risk target child showed reliably higher rates of collusion than those… CONTINUE READING

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