The factorial structure of the sibling relationship inventory (SRI) in American and Dutch samples

Frits Boer, P. Michiel Westenberg, Susan M. McHale, Kimberly A. Updegraff, Clare M. Stocker

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Abstract

The psychometric properties of the Sibling Relationship Inventory (SRI; Stocker & McHale, 1992) were examined in two independent samples. One consisted of 206 American children aged 6-12 years, the other of 452 Dutch children aged 5-12 years. A factorial structure with three dimensions (affection, hostility, rivalry) was demonstrated. The internal consistency of the SRI scales proved adequate, even for relatively young children, aged 6-9 years. The test-retest reliability was satisfactory. Findings regarding the convergent and discriminant validity of the SRI were promising, although they need to be extended.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)851-859
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Social and Personal Relationships
Volume14
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1997
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Sibling Relationship Inventory (SRI)
  • Sibling relationships

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Communication
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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