Predictors of Sibling Cooperation and Externalizing in Families Raising Children with Disabilities

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/303860
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Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Predictors of Sibling Cooperation and Externalizing in Families Raising Children with Disabilities
Author(s):
Platt, Christine R.; Dyches, Tina; Olsen Roper, Susanne; Freeborn, Donna; Mandleco, Barbara L.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Christine R. Platt, RN, CCRN, kunzchristine@hotmail.com; Tina Dyches, PhD; Susanne Olsen Roper, PhD; Donna Freeborn, APRN, PhD; Barbara L. Mandleco, PhD, RN;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Purpose: To examine whether caregiver burden, parenting style, and sibling relationship in families raising a child with a disability (CWD) predict cooperation and externalizing behaviors of the typically-developing sibling (TDS). Raising a CWD is challenging, leading to increased caregiver burden. As caregiver burden increases, a TDS may have poorer outcomes. Therefore, we examine parenting style and sibling relationship to determine if either is associated with decreased caregiver burden and/or more positive sibling outcomes.

Methods: This correlational study included 189 families raising a CWD and a TDS. Mothers and fathers completed self-report questionnaires on caregiver burden, sibling relationship, parenting style, and TDS externalizing and cooperation behaviors. Descriptive statistics, ANOVA, correlations, and regressions were calculated.

Results: Hierarchical regression revealed caregiver burden was a significant predictor of cooperation and externalizing behaviors. However, when parenting style was included as a predictor, it was significant, but caregiver burden often was not. 'Authoritative parenting was associated with cooperative behaviors, whereas authoritarian parenting was associated with externalizing behaviors. When sibling relationship was added as a predictor, it was the only significant predictor of cooperation and externalizing behaviors; both caregiver burden and parenting style become statistically insignificant.

Conclusion: Authoritative parenting has positive effects on positive sibling behaviors while authoritarian parenting has negative effects on siblings in families raising a CWD. However, a positive sibling relationship may help negate caregiver burden and poor parenting practices as they relate to sibling outcomes. Therefore, sibling relationships should be considered in interventions supporting families raising a CWD.

Keywords:
Disability; Sibling Realtionship; Typically-developing sibling outcomes
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titlePredictors of Sibling Cooperation and Externalizing in Families Raising Children with Disabilitiesen
dc.contributor.authorPlatt, Christine R.en
dc.contributor.authorDyches, Tinaen
dc.contributor.authorOlsen Roper, Susanneen
dc.contributor.authorFreeborn, Donnaen
dc.contributor.authorMandleco, Barbara L.en
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsChristine R. Platt, RN, CCRN, kunzchristine@hotmail.com; Tina Dyches, PhD; Susanne Olsen Roper, PhD; Donna Freeborn, APRN, PhD; Barbara L. Mandleco, PhD, RN;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/303860-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> To examine whether caregiver burden, parenting style, and sibling relationship in families raising a child with a disability (CWD) predict cooperation and externalizing behaviors of the typically-developing sibling (TDS). Raising a CWD is challenging, leading to increased caregiver burden. As caregiver burden increases, a TDS may have poorer outcomes. Therefore, we examine parenting style and sibling relationship to determine if either is associated with decreased caregiver burden and/or more positive sibling outcomes. <p><b>Methods: </b> This correlational study included 189 families raising a CWD and a TDS. Mothers and fathers completed self-report questionnaires on caregiver burden, sibling relationship, parenting style, and TDS externalizing and cooperation behaviors. Descriptive statistics, ANOVA, correlations, and regressions were calculated. <p><b>Results: </b> Hierarchical regression revealed caregiver burden was a significant predictor of cooperation and externalizing behaviors. However, when parenting style was included as a predictor, it was significant, but caregiver burden often was not. 'Authoritative parenting was associated with cooperative behaviors, whereas authoritarian parenting was associated with externalizing behaviors. When sibling relationship was added as a predictor, it was the only significant predictor of cooperation and externalizing behaviors; both caregiver burden and parenting style become statistically insignificant. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> Authoritative parenting has positive effects on positive sibling behaviors while authoritarian parenting has negative effects on siblings in families raising a CWD. However, a positive sibling relationship may help negate caregiver burden and poor parenting practices as they relate to sibling outcomes. Therefore, sibling relationships should be considered in interventions supporting families raising a CWD.en
dc.subjectDisabilityen
dc.subjectSibling Realtionshipen
dc.subjectTypically-developing sibling outcomesen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:24:37Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:24:37Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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