TITLE

Longitudinal Relationships Between Sibling Behavioral Adjustment and Behavior Problems of Children with Developmental Disabilities

AUTHOR(S)
Hastings, Richard P.
PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders;Sep2007, Vol. 37 Issue 8, p1485
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Siblings of children with developmental disabilities were assessed twice, 2 years apart ( N = 75 at Time 1, N = 56 at Time 2). Behavioral adjustment of the siblings and their brother or sister with developmental disability was assessed. Comparisons of adjustment for siblings of children with autism, Down syndrome, and mixed etiology mental retardation failed to identify group differences. Regression analysis showed that the behavior problems of the child with developmental disability at Time 1, but not the change in their behavior over time, predicted sibling adjustment over 2 years. There was no evidence that this putative temporal relationship operated bidirectionally: sibling adjustment did not appear to be related to the behavior problems of the children with developmental disabilities over time.
ACCESSION #
26161843

 

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