2 Adolescents’ Relationships with Siblings

Contextual Influences On Adolescent Development

I. Interpersonal Influences

  1. Patricia L. East

Published Online: 30 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479193.adlpsy002003

Handbook of Adolescent Psychology

Handbook of Adolescent Psychology

How to Cite

East, P. L. 2009. Adolescents’ Relationships with Siblings. Handbook of Adolescent Psychology. 2:I:2.

Author Information

  1. University of California San Diego, Department of Pediatrics, La Jolla, California

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 OCT 2009


  • Theories Pertaining to Sibling Relationships
  • The Developmental Course of Sibling Relationships
  • Influences on the Sibling Relationship
  • Sibling Influences on Adolescent Development and Adjustment
  • Why Siblings Within the Same Family are so Different
  • Siblings From Diverse Family, Cultural, and Socioeconomic Backgrounds
  • Conclusions


  • siblings ;
  • sibling relationships;
  • temperament;
  • parenting;
  • sibling conflict;
  • social support;
  • delinquency;
  • antisocial behavior;
  • drug use during adolescence;
  • alcohol use during adolescence;
  • adolescent sexual behavior;
  • teenage pregnancy;
  • parents' differential treatment;
  • sibling de-identification