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Análise Psicológica

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RELVA, Inês Carvalho; ALARCAO, Madalena; FERNANDES, Otília Monteiro  and  GRAHAM-BERMANN, Sandra. Quality of sibling relationship and parental differential treatment in a sample of Portuguese adolescents. Aná. Psicológica [online]. 2019, vol.37, n.3, pp.341-353. ISSN 0870-8231.

Siblings are extremely important in adolescent life. We intent to study how sibling attachment, parental differential treatment and the use of conflict tactics resolution in siblings relationship are related. In a sample of 192 Portuguese adolescents aged between 11 and 16 we applied Inventory of Parent and Peer Attachment, sibling version; the Revised Conflict Tactics Scales - Sibling Version and the Sibling Inventory Differential Experience. The results show that an equal parental treatment are associated with positive way of solving conflicts between siblings; boys reported more distance from siblings than girls, and a negative sibling relationship seems to influence the occurrence of sibling violence. This study stresses the importance of parents and practitioners in promoting earlier closeness between siblings.

Keywords : Differential treatment; Parents; Siblings; Attachment; Revised Conflict Tactics Scales - Sibling Version.

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