Sibling Violence and Routine Activities

Gretchen R. Ruth, The Pennsylvania State University

ABSTRACT
This research examines the role of the family and peers on the development of physically aggressive and violent behavior. Using longitudinal data, I examine which individual and family level factors predict sibling aggression. I also determine if and how sibling aggression is part of a general pattern of violence by using behavior between siblings to predict aggression targeted at peers.

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