Navigation Links
Older Brothers Might Spur Kids' Aggression
Date:9/28/2007

Their presence seems to have that effect, study found

FRIDAY, Sept. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Children with older brothers are more likely to become increasingly aggressive over time than children with older sisters, U.S. research suggests.

A team at the University of California, Davis, observed 451 sibling pairs, ages 9 through 18, along with their parents.

The researchers gathered information about the aggressive behavior of the children and had the parents describe economic pressures on the family, such as paying bills. There was also an assessment of the hostility parents directed toward their children during family interactions.

Besides the older-brother finding, the researchers also concluded that older siblings with younger sisters become less aggressive, while older siblings with younger brothers have fairly stable levels of aggression over time. Older siblings of either gender who are aggressive tend to have younger siblings who are also aggressive, and vice-versa, the team found.

The researchers also concluded that parents' hostility also played a role in the development of aggression in their children. Family economic pressure predicted increased aggression in children indirectly, through its association with parental hostility, the study said.

"Understanding the factors associated with the development of aggression is essential to the design and implementation of effective intervention efforts aimed at decreasing aggression and its negative consequences," lead author Shannon Tierney Williams said in a prepared statement. "These finding suggest that such an intervention may benefit from including both siblings and parents in these efforts."

The findings are published in the Sept./Oct. issue of the journal Child Development.

More information

The American Academy of Pediatrics has more about aggressive behavior in children.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: Society for Research in Child Development, news release, Sept. 28, 2007


'/>"/>
Copyright©2007 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Older men father schizophrenics
2. Creatine Helps Strengthen Older Men
3. Older Men Surviving Coronary Bypasses
4. Acoustic neuroma in older patients to be treated
5. Quality of lives of older people
6. Pregnancy shouldnt be dissuaded in older age
7. Cholesterol-lowering therapy benefits older people also
8. Unfavourable Lipid-Lipoprotein profiles in older adults has been linked to abdominal visceral fat
9. Older womens heart health depends on location of fat
10. Older Breast Cancer Patients Can Be Effectively Treated With Chemotherapy
11. Frailty in Older Women may be due to Chronic Infection
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can now ... and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey brings ... The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under the ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar Marathe earned his Bachelors ... Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal Medicine at Scripps Green ... hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had the opportunity to train ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... A ... procedures that most people are unfamiliar with. The article goes on to state that ... but also many of these less common operations such as calf and cheek reduction. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) learned ... receive two significant new grants to support its work to advance research and ... by recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists for their work in fighting pulmonary ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... NY (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin ... companies that call for a minimum wage raise to $12 an hour by 2020 and ... This will restore the lost value of the minimum wage, assure the wage floor does ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... Calif. , June 24, 2016  American Respiratory Labs (ARL), ... is now able to perform sophisticated lung assessments in patients, homes, ... , Inc. Patients are no longer limited to ... EasyOne PRO ® , ARL patients like Jeanne R. of ... in the comfort of her own home. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Arkis BioSciences, ... less invasive and more durable cerebrospinal fluid treatments, ... funding.  The Series-A funding is led by Innova ... Fund, and other private investors.  Arkis, new financing ... instrumentation and the market release of its in-licensed ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016  In a startling report released today, National ... by lacking a comprehensive, proven plan to eliminate prescription opioid overdoses. ... of how states are tackling the worst drug crisis in recorded ... – Kentucky , New Mexico ... . Of the 28 failing states, three – Michigan ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: