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Living with Cain: Associations among sibling trauma, sibling aggression, social adaptability, and risk taking in college

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Date Issued:
2019
Abstract/Description:
This study evaluated the relationship between three different dimensions of sibling abuse(-) verbal, physical, and sexual(-) and communicative social adaptability and risk-taking outcomes. A quantitative survey (N = 477) explored the frequency of such abuse among college students and self-reported risk-taking behavior, social experience, social wit, appropriate self-disclosure, social confirmation, and social composure. Moreover, participants responded to nominal prompts asking whether they ever reported their sibling abuse. Independent sample t-tests and correlation tests show that survivors of sibling trauma are moee likely to appropriately disclose socially and are more likely to report engaging in an index of various risky behaviors (e.g. heavy drinking and suicidal ideation) during their life. The three dimensions of trauma are correlated with different dimensions of communicative social adaptability and risk-taking behaviors. With regard to communicative social adaptability, experiencing verbal abuse is correlated with an increase in social confirmation, appropriate social disclosure, and social wit while physical abuse is correlated with an increase in social confirmation and social wit. These results supplement a small but extant body of literature on sibling abuse and demonstrates the need to further study maladaptive sibling dyads.
Title: Living with Cain: Associations among sibling trauma, sibling aggression, social adaptability, and risk taking in college.
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Name(s): Collins, Chad, Author
Weger, Harry, Committee Chair
Parrish, Adam, Committee Member
Miller, Ann, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2019
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study evaluated the relationship between three different dimensions of sibling abuse(-) verbal, physical, and sexual(-) and communicative social adaptability and risk-taking outcomes. A quantitative survey (N = 477) explored the frequency of such abuse among college students and self-reported risk-taking behavior, social experience, social wit, appropriate self-disclosure, social confirmation, and social composure. Moreover, participants responded to nominal prompts asking whether they ever reported their sibling abuse. Independent sample t-tests and correlation tests show that survivors of sibling trauma are moee likely to appropriately disclose socially and are more likely to report engaging in an index of various risky behaviors (e.g. heavy drinking and suicidal ideation) during their life. The three dimensions of trauma are correlated with different dimensions of communicative social adaptability and risk-taking behaviors. With regard to communicative social adaptability, experiencing verbal abuse is correlated with an increase in social confirmation, appropriate social disclosure, and social wit while physical abuse is correlated with an increase in social confirmation and social wit. These results supplement a small but extant body of literature on sibling abuse and demonstrates the need to further study maladaptive sibling dyads.
Identifier: CFE0007444 (IID), ucf:52738 (fedora)
Note(s): 2019-05-01
M.A.
Communication and Media, Communication
Masters
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Subject(s): Siblings -- trauma -- abuse -- violence -- report -- communication
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0007444
Restrictions on Access: campus 2020-05-15
Host Institution: UCF

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