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dc.contributor.authorCantu, Vanessa Lashaeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-14T20:28:51Z
dc.date.available2014-07-14T20:28:51Z
dc.date.issued2014-07-14
dc.date.submittedJanuary 2014en_US
dc.identifier.otherDISS-12666en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10106/24466
dc.description.abstractAbstractThis paper examines the relationship amongst siblings when they are impacted with a crisis. The crisis in this paper is a spinal cord injury. The theoretical framework for the paper is based on family systems theory. This theory incorporates how the self, roles and identities are created and impacted by the family in how they interact and communicate with one another. The paper examines how the family interacted and communicated prior to the crisis, during the crisis and how they currently interact and communicate. Respectively these time periods are labeled as; prior to crisis, onset of disability and adjustment phase. It was found that the relationship amongst the siblings prior to the crisis is identified as "normal" which according to the siblings meant typical brother and or sister relationships. After the crisis, initially the siblings encountered role strains and role conflicts due to role reversals that took place between the spinal cord injured sibling and the younger sibling. After the siblings adjusted to the spinal cord injury, they were able to resume to what they considered a "new normal."en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipJacobson, Heatheren_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSociologyen_US
dc.titleHow Does The Sudden Impact Of A Disability Within The Immediate Household Affect Siblings?en_US
dc.typeM.A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChairJacobson, Heatheren_US
dc.degree.departmentSociologyen_US
dc.degree.disciplineSociologyen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Arlingtonen_US
dc.degree.levelmastersen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A.en_US


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