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De relatie tussen het hebben van een chronisch ziek of gehandicapt brusje en emotionele en gedragsproblemen bij jongeren

By S. van Leersum


Aim To investigate the relation between having a chronically ill or handicapped sibling and adolescents’ emotional and conduct problems. Method Data were derived from the Health Behavior in School-Aged Children (HBSC) 2013 survey. A study of adolescents aged from 11 to 16 years old. Both an adolescent survey and a survey answered by the parents were linked. A total of 2421 adolescents having at least one sibling participated in the study. A number of 103 adolescents had a sibling with a chronic illness or handicap. Problem behavior is measured using the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire. Results Results showed having a chronically ill or handicapped sibling is related to having both emotional and conduct problems. When looking at the problem behavior separately, having a chronically ill or handicapped sibling only appeared to be significant for emotional problems. Both the moderation effect of gender and the mediation effect of parental support appeared not to be significant. Conclusion This study suggests having a chronically ill or handicapped sibling can be related to developing problem behavior. Therefore keeping an eye on these adolescents is recommended, so possible problem behavior can be prevented

Topics: siblings, ill; handicap; emotional problems; conduct problems
Year: 2016
OAI identifier: oai:dspace.library.uu.nl:1874/334375
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