Journal of Family Violence

, 25:65

Personal Experience and Perceived Acceptability of Sibling Aggression

  • Marjorie Hardy
  • Brittany Beers
  • Charles Burgess
  • Arthur Taylor
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10896-009-9270-3

Cite this article as:
Hardy, M., Beers, B., Burgess, C. et al. J Fam Viol (2010) 25: 65. doi:10.1007/s10896-009-9270-3

Abstract

The perceived acceptability of sibling aggression as a function of personal experience was investigated. Participants read a scenario depicting sibling aggression and rated the perceived acceptability of the hypothetical siblings’ behaviors. Following ratings, participants completed a measure to describe their childhood experience of sibling aggression and violence. Findings supported the hypotheses that men were more accepting of sibling aggression, and that being a perpetrator of sibling aggression was associated with increased perceived acceptability of such behavior, especially for women. For men, being the victim of sibling violence was also associated with higher rates of perceived acceptability.

Keywords

Sibling Aggression Perceptions 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marjorie Hardy
    • 1
  • Brittany Beers
    • 1
  • Charles Burgess
    • 1
  • Arthur Taylor
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyFloridaUSA

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