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dc.contributor.authorLaird, Erin
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-29T23:54:34Z
dc.date.available2016-08-29T23:54:34Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11803/428
dc.description.abstractStudies on siblings of children with mental disabilities to date generally focus on the effect of distinctive strains on psychological adjustment. This study aims to further this research into the adult years. It was hypothesized that the participants filling out a questionnaire will be caught “sandwiched” between the responsibilities of caring for their own children, aging parents, and a disabled sibling. While many participants did not currently provide care for parents and siblings, a minority group had homogeneous concerns about the future. This subject group was not found to suffer from psychological maladjustment, but was too small to be representative of the population. They spoke of their siblings affectionately, and had a long list of joys that they take away from their family of origin experiences. They have turned their stresses into positives by learning from them, and hope to help others in return by passing on this wisdom.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectSiblings of children with mental disabilitiesen_US
dc.subjectFamily relationships and the mentally disableden_US
dc.titleThe Club-Sandwich Generation: Adult Siblings of Disabled Individuals: Their Challenges and Their Resources.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCounselingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorCity University of Seattleen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
cityu.schoolDivision of Arts and Sciencesen_US
cityu.siteVictoriaen_US
cityu.site.countryCanadaen_US


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