Sibling relationships of children with Down syndrome: Perspectives of mothers, fathers and siblings

Cuskelly, Monica and Gunn, Pat (2003) Sibling relationships of children with Down syndrome: Perspectives of mothers, fathers and siblings. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 108 4: 234-244. doi:10.1352/0895-8017(2003)108<234:SROCWD>2.0.CO;2

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Author Cuskelly, Monica
Gunn, Pat
Title Sibling relationships of children with Down syndrome: Perspectives of mothers, fathers and siblings
Journal name American Journal on Mental Retardation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0895-8017
Publication date 2003-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1352/0895-8017(2003)108<234:SROCWD>2.0.CO;2
Volume 108
Issue 4
Start page 234
End page 244
Total pages 11
Editor William Maclean
Place of publication United States
Publisher American Association on Mental Retardation
Collection year 2003
Language eng
Subject 330108 Special Education
750307 Families
380106 Developmental Psychology and Ageing
C1
Abstract Fifty-four siblings of children with Down syndrome and their parents and an individually matched group of comparison children and parents provided data about the quality of sibling relationships. There were no group differences in parental reports, but siblings of children with Down syndrome reported less unkindness and, if in a same-sex dyad, more empathy than did comparison children. There were differences between same-sex and opposite-sex dyads regarding avoidance and frequency of sibling positive and negative interactions. There were no group or sex differences in children's reports of their interactions with parents or contribution to household chores. Siblings of a child with Down syndrome participated in more caregiving activities. Caregiving was associated with empathy and involvement on the relationship questionnaire.
Keyword Down syndrome
Rehabilitation
Education, Special
Mentally-retarded Members
Retardation
Brothers
Sisters
Behavior
Families
Adults
Gender
Q-Index Code C1
Additional Notes Paper presented at the 11th World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, AUG, 2000

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) - Collection
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