SIBLING CONFLICTS IN FULL- AND HALF-SIBLING HOUSEHOLDS IN THE UK

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dc.contributor.author Tanskanen, Antti O.
dc.contributor.author Danielsbacka, Mirkka
dc.contributor.author Jokela, Markus
dc.contributor.author Rotkirch, Anna
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-17T07:31:01Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-17T07:31:01Z
dc.date.issued 2017-01
dc.identifier.citation Tanskanen , A O , Danielsbacka , M , Jokela , M & Rotkirch , A 2017 , ' SIBLING CONFLICTS IN FULL- AND HALF-SIBLING HOUSEHOLDS IN THE UK ' , Journal of Biosocial Science , vol. 49 , no. 1 , pp. 31-47 . https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021932016000043
dc.identifier.other PURE: 78546398
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dc.identifier.other WOS: 000390811000003
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 84957794895
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0003-0117-0012/work/29659937
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/311731
dc.description.abstract Sibling relations are by nature ambivalent with high levels of both altruistic helping and competition. Higher relatedness is often assumed to reduce the occurrence of conflicts between siblings, but evidence of this has been scarce and mixed. Siblings typically compete over resources and parental attention, and parental constellations vary with sibship types. Since full-siblings compete over the same two biological parents, while half-siblings have only one shared biological parent and often a higher number of parents overall, it is hypothesized that conflicts are more common between full- than half-siblings. This study tested this assumption using the British Millennium Cohort Study (n=7527 children at age 11). Conflicts were measured as children's reports of how much siblings picked on and hurt each other. Households with full-siblings only, maternal half-siblings only, and both full- and maternal half-siblings were compared. The results show that children who were living with only their full-siblings were more likely to experience sibling conflicts compared with children living with their maternal half-siblings only. This was the case also after controlling for several potentially confounding variables. The results suggest that differential access to parental resources of available biological and step-parents may explain the higher amount of sibling conflict between full- compared with maternal half-siblings. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Biosocial Science
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dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject PARENT-OFFSPRING CONFLICT
dc.subject BIRTH-ORDER
dc.subject RELATIONSHIP QUALITY
dc.subject GENETIC RELATEDNESS
dc.subject FAMILY
dc.subject COMPETITION
dc.subject FRIENDS
dc.subject ASSOCIATIONS
dc.subject COOPERATION
dc.subject CHILDHOOD
dc.subject 5141 Sociology
dc.subject 5142 Social policy
dc.subject 515 Psychology
dc.title SIBLING CONFLICTS IN FULL- AND HALF-SIBLING HOUSEHOLDS IN THE UK en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Medicum
dc.contributor.organization Behavioural Sciences
dc.contributor.organization Department of Social Research (2010-2017)
dc.contributor.organization Social Policy
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021932016000043
dc.relation.issn 0021-9320
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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