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Adult Siblings Who Have a Brother or Sister with Autism: Between-Family and Within-Family Variations in Sibling Relationships.
J Autism Dev Disord. 2018 Dec; 48(12):4090-4102.JA

Abstract

Prior research on the sibling relationship in the context of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has included only one sibling per family. We used multi-level modeling to examine aspects of the sibling relationship in 207 adults who have a brother or sister with ASD from 125 families, investigating variability in sibling relationship quality and pessimism within and between families. We found that there was greater variability in aspects of the sibling relationship with the brother or sister with ASD within families than between families. Sibling individual-level factors were associated with positive affect in the sibling relationship, while family-level factors were associated with the sibling's pessimism about their brother or sister's future. The findings illustrate the unique experiences of siblings within families.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Occupational Therapy, Boston University, 635 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA, 02215, USA. gorsmond@bu.edu.Department of Occupational Therapy, Boston University, 635 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA, 02215, USA.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

29971655

Citation

Orsmond, Gael I., and Daniel Fulford. "Adult Siblings Who Have a Brother or Sister With Autism: Between-Family and Within-Family Variations in Sibling Relationships." Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, vol. 48, no. 12, 2018, pp. 4090-4102.
Orsmond GI, Fulford D. Adult Siblings Who Have a Brother or Sister with Autism: Between-Family and Within-Family Variations in Sibling Relationships. J Autism Dev Disord. 2018;48(12):4090-4102.
Orsmond, G. I., & Fulford, D. (2018). Adult Siblings Who Have a Brother or Sister with Autism: Between-Family and Within-Family Variations in Sibling Relationships. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 48(12), 4090-4102. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-018-3669-8
Orsmond GI, Fulford D. Adult Siblings Who Have a Brother or Sister With Autism: Between-Family and Within-Family Variations in Sibling Relationships. J Autism Dev Disord. 2018;48(12):4090-4102. PubMed PMID: 29971655.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Adult Siblings Who Have a Brother or Sister with Autism: Between-Family and Within-Family Variations in Sibling Relationships. AU - Orsmond,Gael I, AU - Fulford,Daniel, PY - 2018/7/5/pubmed PY - 2019/1/1/medline PY - 2018/7/5/entrez KW - Adulthood KW - Autism spectrum disorder KW - Sibling relationship SP - 4090 EP - 4102 JF - Journal of autism and developmental disorders JO - J Autism Dev Disord VL - 48 IS - 12 N2 - Prior research on the sibling relationship in the context of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has included only one sibling per family. We used multi-level modeling to examine aspects of the sibling relationship in 207 adults who have a brother or sister with ASD from 125 families, investigating variability in sibling relationship quality and pessimism within and between families. We found that there was greater variability in aspects of the sibling relationship with the brother or sister with ASD within families than between families. Sibling individual-level factors were associated with positive affect in the sibling relationship, while family-level factors were associated with the sibling's pessimism about their brother or sister's future. The findings illustrate the unique experiences of siblings within families. SN - 1573-3432 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/29971655/Adult_Siblings_Who_Have_a_Brother_or_Sister_with_Autism:_Between_Family_and_Within_Family_Variations_in_Sibling_Relationships_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-018-3669-8 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -