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dc.contributor.advisorBatsell, W. Robert, 1963-
dc.contributor.advisorGregg, Gary S., 1949-
dc.contributor.authorThompson, Ashley L.
dc.descriptioniv, 67 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe relationships between biological siblings of adopted and foster care households were examined. Seven interviews were conducted with children who had been separated from their primary care-takers at a young age, in order to look at the type of influence a sibling had on development, as well as the quality of relationship maintained following adoption or foster care. All of the participants were adopted, however each circumstance of adoption differed. The questions involved present and childhood experiences, perceived similarities between siblings, and the development of other close personal relationships. It was hypothesized that those children who remained with a biological sibling would have a better sense of identity than those who were separated from their sibling and biological family. Interviews were qualitatively assessed. A weak association between identity and placement with sibling was found. However, more research is necessary to validate this association.en_US
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesSenior Individualized Projects. Psychology.;
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dc.titleSiblings Relationships in Young Adults Raised in Adoptive and Foster Care Householdsen_US
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