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Kozlova I.E. Personality siblings traits and features of sibling and child-parent relationships

Full text in Russian: Козлова И.Е. Особенности сиблинговых и детско-родительских отношений и характеристики личностной сферы сиблингов
Psychological Institute, Russian Academy of Education, Moscow, Russia

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The article is devoted to analysis of the results, obtained in research of child-parental and sibling relationships in two-child families. The links between these relationships and sibling’s personal traits are presented. There was found out the dissimilarity between older and younger siblings in structure of correlations between personality traits and sibling and parent-child relationships. Divergences between the senior and younger children in character of interrelations between the person’s traits and features of child-parental and sibling relationships are found out. It has been shown that in a case when parents are emotionally closer to one child of sibling pair, it positively influences on personal characteristics of older child, and negatively – on younger child. Sibling relationship’s character, as it was appeared, directly connected with older sibling' extraversion and locus of control.

Keywords: sibling relationships, child-parental relationships, personal traits, siblings


The study was supported by the Russian Foundation for Humanities, project 06-06-00227а.


Cyrillic letters are transliterated according to BSI standards. The titles are given in author’s translation [in square brackets].

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Available online 17 december 2008.

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Kozlova Irina E. M.Sci., Psychological Institute, Russian Academy of Education, ul. Mokhovaya, 9, str. 4, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Kozlova, I. E. (2008). Personality siblings traits and features of sibling and child-parent relationships. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2(2). Retrieved from [in Russian, abstr. in English].

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Kozlova I.E. Personality siblings traits and features of sibling and child-parent relationships [Electronic resource] // Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya. 2008. N 2(2). URL: (date of access: [in Russian, abstr. in English]

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