Master's Theses

Date of Award

Spring 2008

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Psychology

Advisor

Carol L. Patrick

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.

Rights

Copyright 2008 Christopher Gahagan

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