Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Carol L. Patrick
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.
Copyright 2008 Christopher Gahagan
Gahagan, Christopher, "The Relation Between Sibling Closeness and Self-Efficacy Among Students at a Small Midwestern University" (2008). Master's Theses. 3061.