This issue to examines:
- the processes and consequences of such dynamic power shifts for our broader understanding of how these relationship dynamics change and develop throughout the life course,
- how such dynamics may be similar or different cross–culturally, and
- how they influence the quality of the sibling relationship, as well as the well–being of youth.
This is the 156th volume in this Jossey–Bass series
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development. Its mission is to provide scientific and scholarly presentations on cutting edge issues and concepts in this subject area. Each volume focuses on a specific new direction or research topic and is edited by experts from that field.
1. The Changing Nature of Power, Control, and Influence in Sibling Relationships 7Nicole Campione–Barr
2. Siblings Power and Influence in Polyadic Family Conflict During Early Childhood 15Sandra Della Porta, Nina Howe
3. Family Perspectives on Siblings Conflict Goals in Middle Childhood: Links to Hierarchical and Affective Features of Sibling Relationships 33Holly E. Recchia, Ma–ab Witwit
4. Relative Power in Sibling Relationships Across Adolescence 49Anna K. Lindell, Nicole Campione–Barr
5. Sibling Influences on Risky Behaviors from Adolescence to Young Adulthood: Vertical Socialization or Bidirectional Effects? 67Shawn D. Whiteman, Alexander C. Jensen, Susan M. McHale
6. Cross–Cultural Differences in Sibling Power Balance and Its Concomitants Across Three Age Periods 87Kirsten L. Buist, Ayseg ¨ ul Metindogan, Selma Coban, Sujala Watve, Analpa Paranjpe, Hans M. Koot, Pol van Lier, Susan J. T. Branje, Wim H. J. Meeus
7. Commentary 1: The Challenging Task of Addressing Power, Control, and Influence in Sibling Relationships After the First Two Decades of Life 105Victoria Hilkevitch Bedford
8. Commentary 2: Sibling Power Dynamics: The Role of Family and Sociocultural Context 109Kimberly A. Updegraff
Nicole Campione–Barr, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri. Her primary areas of research focus on parent–adolescent and adolescent sibling relationships and adolescent adjustment.
Elena L. Grigorenko is the Emily Fraser Beede Professor of Developmental Disabilities (Child Study Center, the Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, and the Department of Psychology at Yale University).