Home > Events & News > Brown Bag Schedule . Archive

PSC In The News

RSS Feed icon

Davis-Kean et al. link children's self-perceptions to their math and reading achievement

Yang and Mahajan examine how hurricanes impact migration to the US

Patrick and colleagues analyze high-intensity drinking among adolescents

More News

Highlights

Pamela Smock elected to PAA Committee on Publications

Viewing the eclipse from ISR-Thompson

Paula Fomby to succeed Jennifer Barber as Associate Director of PSC

PSC community celebrates Violet Elder's retirement from PSC

More Highlights

Next Brown Bag

Mon, Sept 11, 2017, noon:
Welcoming of Postdoctoral Fellows: Angela Bruns, Karra Greenberg, Sarah Seelye and Emily Treleaven

story art

Fomby finds living with step- or half-siblings linked to higher aggression among 5 year olds

a PSC In The News reference

"Aggressive behavior more common in children with half- and step-siblings" - Michigan News. 01/26/2016.

Today, about 1 in 6 US children live with step- or half-siblings at age 4. Paula Fomby and colleagues studied the frequency of aggressive behaviors - tantrums, physical aggression, property destruction, etc. - among kindergarten students. They found that children living with step- or half-siblings had more of these behaviors than their peers whose parents had the same union status but whose households didn't include step/half-siblings. Fomby says potential explanations for this difference include an uneven distribution of materials and emotional resources across children in these households, as well as the absence of one parent.

Related journal article

Researcher:

Paula Fomby

More Media Coverage:

Child and Family Blog. Young Children Living with Half- or Step-Siblings Show More Aggressive Behavior. 1/25/2016.

Medical Xpress. Aggressive behavior more common in children with half- and step-siblings. 1/27/2016.

Quartz. Kids with step-siblings are more aggressive, research says. 2/9/2016.

View News Archive