Sisters, brothers, and delinquency: evaluating social influence during early and middle adolescence.

@article{Slomkowski2001SistersBA,
  title={Sisters, brothers, and delinquency: evaluating social influence during early and middle adolescence.},
  author={Cheryl Slomkowski and Richard D. Rende and Katherine Jewsbury Conger and Ronald L. Simons and Rand D. Conger},
  journal={Child development},
  year={2001},
  volume={72 1},
  pages={271-83}
}
Although a number of studies have shown that brothers are highly correlated for delinquent behavior, much less research has been conducted on sisters. We propose that sisters, like brothers, show notable similarity for delinquent behavior, and also promote each other's delinquency through direct interaction. We examined these issues in 164 brother and sister pairs studied over a 4-year period (from early to middle adolescence) in a study of intact families in the rural Midwest. Sibling… CONTINUE READING
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