Sibling relationships and child and adolescent development

De relatie tussen broer en zus en de betekenis hiervan voor de ontwikkeling van een kind

The sibling relationship is a unique and important relationship throughout the lifespan. However, in research and clinical practice, it is also an understudied relationship.

In this research project, we examine how sibling relationship develop during childhood and adolescence. We also study the influence of siblings on the development of children and adolescents. We examine positive outcomes, such as social competence and prosocial behaviour, as well as negative outcomes, such as anxiety, depression, aggression and delinquency.

Because large cultural differences can exist in sibling relationships, this project also takes cross-cultural aspects into account.