| Published: December 25, 2016
Adult Sibling Relationship in Indian Families: A Study on Middle-Aged Adults
The present research was done with the objective of comparing Adult Sibling Relationship among middle aged adults (mean age range= 46.5 years) living in extended and nuclear families.100 adults of Dehradun city were contacted to collect the data, out of which n=50 represented extended families with their siblings living under one roof and n=50 were living in nuclear family. The Adult Sibling Relationship Scale by Nandwana & Katoch was used to study the Variable. The scale is categorized into four dimensions (contact, emotional closeness and conflict, confiding). t- test was applied on the data, the result yielded that adults living in extended families enjoy a high congenial sibling relationship as compared to adults living in nuclear families. Adults living in extended families are not only in frequent contact with their siblings because of proximity but are also more emotionally close with them as compared to adults living in nuclear families.
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© 2016 Barthwal S, Mohi-Ud-Din M, Pandey M
Received: October 09, 2016; Revision Received: November 15, 2016; Accepted: December 25, 2016
Published in Volume 04, Issue 1, October-December, 2016