Communication satisfaction and trust among Turkish adolescent siblings

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Müge Çelik Örücü
Sühendan Er
Cite this article:  Çelik Örücü, M., & Er, S. (2017). Communication satisfaction and trust among Turkish adolescent siblings. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 45(1), 143-154.


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The relationships that exist among brothers and sisters have been much less researched and observed than other kinds of family relationships. Thus, the impact of sibling dyads’ gender and age difference on Turkish adolescents’ communication satisfaction and trust was examined. The sample consisted of 272 (154 female, 118 male) Turkish high school students, all of whom were aged between 14 and 18 years and had 1 younger sibling. They were asked to complete the Sibling Communication Satisfaction Scale and the Dyadic Trust Scale. A significant gender difference was obtained for both trust and communication satisfaction, wherein females were more likely than males were to trust and be satisfied with their level of communication with their siblings, especially in the case of same-gender siblings. However, no significant result was found for age difference in terms of either trust or communication satisfaction.

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