Maternal mood, family functioning, and perceptions of social support, self-esteem, and mood among siblings of chronically ill children

Phoebe Dauz Williams, Arthur R. Williams, Sandra Hanson, Joyce Graff, Lavonne Ridder, Heather Curry, Adrienne Liebergen, Robyn Karlin-Setter

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Abstract

Family systems theory and the literature suggest that parental and family variables influence sibling adjustment to living at home with a brother or sister with chronic illness. The intercorrelations among the variables of maternal mood, family cohesion, sibling perceptions of social support, self-esteem, and sibling mood were examined. A convenience sample of 22 siblings and parents were study participants. Strong bivariate correlations were found among study variables. To generate a causal model for further testing, exploratory path analysis was done. Results showed significant path coefficients, indicating that positive maternal mood was associated with sibling perception of higher social support, which in turn was related to higher self-esteem and more positive sibling mood. Positive maternal mood was related to higher family functioning, which in turn was related to positive sibling mood.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-310
Number of pages14
JournalChildren's Health Care
Volume28
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

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Self Concept
Social Support
Siblings
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Social Adjustment
Systems Theory
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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

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Maternal mood, family functioning, and perceptions of social support, self-esteem, and mood among siblings of chronically ill children. / Williams, Phoebe Dauz; Williams, Arthur R.; Hanson, Sandra; Graff, Joyce; Ridder, Lavonne; Curry, Heather; Liebergen, Adrienne; Karlin-Setter, Robyn.

In: Children's Health Care, Vol. 28, No. 4, 01.01.1999, p. 297-310.

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Williams, Phoebe Dauz ; Williams, Arthur R. ; Hanson, Sandra ; Graff, Joyce ; Ridder, Lavonne ; Curry, Heather ; Liebergen, Adrienne ; Karlin-Setter, Robyn. / Maternal mood, family functioning, and perceptions of social support, self-esteem, and mood among siblings of chronically ill children. In: Children's Health Care. 1999 ; Vol. 28, No. 4. pp. 297-310.
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