Master's Theses

Department

Psychology

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Abstract

The purpose of the present study was to understand the relationship between an individual’s self-efficacy and the closeness and conflict they perceive with their siblings. The New General Self-Efficacy Scale (NGSE) (CHEN, Gully, & Eden, 2001) and measures of sibling closeness, including the Lifespan Sibling Relationship Scale (LSRS) (Riggio, 2000), and sibling conflict were completed by participants (N=123) from psychology classes at a small Midwestern university. A significant correlation was found between NGSE scores and the Child Behavior subscale of the LSRS. This result indicates that self-efficacy may be related to the positive behavioral interactions individuals share with each other as children.

Advisor

Carol L. Patrick

Date of Award

Spring 2008

Document Type

Thesis - campus only access

Rights

© 2008 Christopher Gahagan

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