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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies 4/2017

29-11-2016 | Original Paper

Parentification of Adult Siblings of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Auteurs: Theodore S. Tomeny, Tammy D. Barry, Elizabeth C. Fair, Robyn Riley

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies | Uitgave 4/2017

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Abstract

Many typically-developing (TD) siblings provide care for their siblings with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), both as children and as adults. Research on parentification (i.e., when children assume responsibilities typically reserved for adults) has been mixed, with some studies supporting positive outcomes for TD siblings and others indicating negative outcomes. Some of these discrepancies may be due to inconsistencies in differentiating types of parentification. The current study examined how different types of parentification during childhood (retrospectively-reported) related to distress outcomes and attitudes about sibling relationships among 41 TD adult siblings of individuals with ASD. Results indicated that parent-focused parentification was positively related with anxiety and stress among TD siblings. Sibling-focused parentification was positively related to stress but was also related to more positive sibling relationship attitudes. Accounting for demographic variables and the other form of parentification, parent-focused parentification was a unique predictor of distress, whereas sibling-focused parentification was a unique predictor of positive sibling relationship attitudes. Although parentification is often viewed negatively, sibling-focused parentification and perceived benefits of parentification may predict positive outcomes. Results suggest that parentification may prove important in understanding the complex nature of sibling relationships. Specifically, strengthening the sibling bond and reducing parent-focused parentification during childhood may curtail sibling relationship problems and general distress in TD siblings later in life.

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Metagegevens
Titel
Parentification of Adult Siblings of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Auteurs
Theodore S. Tomeny
Tammy D. Barry
Elizabeth C. Fair
Robyn Riley
Publicatiedatum
29-11-2016
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Child and Family Studies / Uitgave 4/2017
Print ISSN: 1062-1024
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-2843
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-016-0627-y