The Relationship Between Sibling Maltreatment and College Students' Sense of Well-Being


Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research, University of Memphis, Ball Hall 100, Memphis, TN 38152 (e-mail:


Empirical research on sibling abuse has been overwhelmingly absent from the professional literature. This exploratory study used a survey instrument to investigate the question of whether the experience of sibling abuse influences the sense of well-being in college students. A linear multiple regression analysis indicated that experience with sibling abuse, either as a survivor or as a perpetrator, does have an impact on perception of well-being. Implications of these findings for future research are discussed.