Essay On Annotated Bibliography Of Family On Family

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Annotated Bibliography Davies, J. J., & Gentile, D. A. (2012). Responses to children’s media use in families with and without siblings: A family development perspective. Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Family Studies, 61, 410-425. Retrieved from Annotation Contributing insight into the effect that siblings have on the media habits of family, was the aim of the current study in which two separate samples were used. Three stages of family life was analyzed: families with preschoolers (2-6 years), families with elementary school age-children (7-12 years), and families with adolescents (13-17 years). The first sample consisted of 527 parents who participated in a random national survey and the second sample consisted of 138 families. Participants of the first sample were surveyed by mail with telephone follow-up. Participants of the second sample were recruited from MediaWise trainings held at churches, work-places and other venues. A random national survey and a MediaQuotient survey was used to gather reports on the family’s media habits and effects of siblings. The results suggested that families in earlier stages, families with siblings and families with larger age gaps in sibling spacing were associated with more positive media habits. Whereas, families with multiple children and gaps in sibling spacing that spanned more than one stage, had a greater vulnerability to media effects. Due to the little knowledge of how the role of siblings in a family responds to media and the uncertainty of how media should be approached by a family with multiple children spanning... ... middle of paper ... .... A private pre-negotiated interview was conducted in order to find out the emotion of the child and his/her sibling during a conflict and whose fault it was for the conflict. Based on results, children were more likely to compromise when physical harm became a part of the conflict. Younger siblings were also more likely to place blame onto their older sibling. Children who reported sadness were more likely to compromise than those who did not. The study suggested that future studies including numerous conflicts for each dyad is needed. In addition, an examination of the pattern of links between children’s accounts of emotions and goals and their specific resolution strategies is needed for future research. The study points out the compromisation process between children and their older siblings, and the emotions, culpability and conflict issues associated with it.
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