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dc.contributor.supervisor Bernes, Kerry B.
dc.contributor.author Lupo, Francesca
dc.contributor.author University of Education. Faculty of Education
dc.date.accessioned 2021-09-27T18:00:44Z
dc.date.available 2021-09-27T18:00:44Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/6046
dc.description.abstract While sibling abuse is a predominant form of family conflict, discussion of severe sibling rivalry representing a form of emotional maltreatment has not received the attention it warrants. This thesis examines the nature of sibling rivalry, severe rivalry as a form of emotional maltreatment, the developmental shift from normal to abusive rivalry, and its consequent psychological effects as perceived by emerging adults (n = 414). The findings suggest age, gender, living in separate homes, parental differential treatment, athletic ability, and academic success, influence perceived sibling rivalry. Statistical analysis reveals that severe sibling rivalry significantly resembles emotional maltreatment and is related to decreased psychological wellbeing. Also, the developmental stage where the shift from normal to abusive rivalry exists was not identified. In conclusion, severe sibling rivalry resembles sibling abuse and should be taken seriously, where if it goes unnoticed it is suggested to negatively affect self-esteem and self-concept. en_US
dc.language.iso en_CA en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education)
dc.subject sibling rivalry
dc.subject sibling abuse
dc.subject emotional maltreatment
dc.subject self-esteem
dc.subject self-concept
dc.subject Erikson's psychosocial stages
dc.subject.lcsh Sibling abuse - Research
dc.subject.lcsh Sibling rivalry -- Research
dc.subject.lcsh Psychological abuse
dc.subject.lcsh Brothers and sisters -- Family relationships
dc.subject.lcsh Interpersonal relations in children
dc.subject.lcsh Interpersonal conflict in children
dc.subject.lcsh Adulthood -- Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Dissertations, Academic
dc.title The shift from normal sibling rivalry to emotional maltreatment and Its impact on later psychological wellbeing en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Education en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0622 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0620 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0621 en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US


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