Factors related to the adjustment of siblings following sudden infant death
|Title:||Factors related to the adjustment of siblings following sudden infant death||Authors:||Coughlan, Barbara
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/5451||Date:||1998||Abstract:||Participants in this study were 119 siblings of children who had died from sudden infant death and their parents. This non-representative self-selected group, were profiled as 11 year old boys or girls from middle or uppermiddle class intact families whose siblings had died a sudden death about 7 years before the study. The average age of mothers who participated were in their late 30s and the average age of fathers were in the early 50s, with a third of families being rurally based and the rest living in urban settings. 18% obtained T-scores above the cut-off of 63 on the total problem scale of the Child Behaviour Checklist. These cIjnical cases had lower selfesteem and a more external locus of control compared with the rest of the group. Their fathers and mothers also had lower self-esteem and their mothers were more poorly psychologically adjusted. Compared with the non-clinical group, both mothers and fathers in the clinical group perceived marked problems in family functioning. From a wide range of measures of personal, parental and family characteristics, siblings' self-esteem, maternal mental health and siblings' locus of control were identified in a series of stepwise multiple regression analyses as the most significant predictors of siblings' adjustment.||Type of material:||Journal Article||Publisher:||Taylor & Francis||Journal:||Irish Journal of Psychology||Volume:||19||Issue:||2-3||Start page:||295||End page:||312||Copyright (published version):||1998 Taylor & Francis||Keywords:||Sudden Infant Death Syndrome; Cot death; Crib death||DOI:||10.1080/03033910.1998.10558192||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Psychology Research Collection|
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