Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Personal Relationships

Volume

26

Issue

4

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.

Publication Date

11-26-2019

First Page

1

Last Page

37

Abstract

Siblings shape each other's attitudes and behaviors during childhood and adolescence; however, it is less clear if siblings continue to influence each other in emerging adulthood. This study investigated the extent to which emerging adults modeled their siblings in domains of adulthood attainment. Participants included 1,750 emerging adults from the United States between the ages of 18 and 29 years. Data were collected via Amazon Mechanical Turk. Findings showed that perceptions of siblings' adulthood attainment were positively related to emerging adults' development in those same domains. Moreover, the extent to which emerging adults modeled their siblings enhanced these associations; neither birth order nor gender composition moderated these findings. In short, processes of sibling influence continue to be relevant in emerging adulthood.

Comments

This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Cassinat, JR, Whiteman, SD, Jensen, AC. Associations between perceptions about siblings' development and emerging adults' adulthood attainment. Pers Relationship. 2019; 26: 694– 712. https://doi.org/10.1111/pere.12300, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/pere.12300. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.

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