The study compared 76 non-disabled mid-age siblings of persons with mental retardation with a matched group of 69 siblings of persons without mental retardation on (1) frequency of contact, (2) role perception of instrumental and affective giving and receiving and (3) in engagement activities together. Overall, siblings of persons with mental retardation had more frequent contact with even greater contact when parents were no longer alive. However, siblings of persons without mental retardation reported they provided and received more affective assistance. The role of siblings' gender, whether the parents are still alive and perception of the nuclear family climate is also discussed.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Rehabilitation|
|State||Published - Apr 2001|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Psychology
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
- Psychiatry and Mental health