Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma

, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp 113–120 | Cite as

An Exploration of the Relationship between Experiences with Sibling Abuse and Peer Bullying: a Pilot Study

  • Mandy Morrill
  • Curt Bachman
  • Brittany Polisuk
  • Katie Kostelyk
  • Stephanie Wilson
EXPLORATORY STUDY

Abstract

This paper uses peer reviewed research and a comprehensive literature review to highlight some of connections and similarities between experience with sibling abuse and experience with peer bullying. Specifically, an altered version of the Conflict Tactics Scale (Straus Journal of Marriage and the Family, 41, 75-88, 1979) was used to empirically explore the potential relationship between experience with peer bullying as a survivor or perpetrator, and experience with sibling abuse as a survivor or perpetrator. The results of Person's product moment correlations indicate there is a significant relationship between surviving sibling abuse and surviving peer bullying, as well as perpetrating sibling abuse and perpetrating peer bullying. In addition to a discussion of the details of the study conducted, clinical considerations for interventions, training, research and prevention are discussed.

Keywords

Sibling abuse Peer bullying Familial violence Trauma Child abuse 

Notes

Compliance with Ethical Standards

All procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000. Informed consent was obtained from all patients for being included in the study.

Conflict of Interest

None.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Valparaiso UniversityValparaisoUSA
  2. 2.Andrews UniversityBerrien SpringsUSA

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