Date of Graduation
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Robert A. Barraclough.
James C. McCroskey
Brian R. Patterson
The major focus of this study was to further investigate the area of sibling verbal aggression. In order to research this area, students at West Virginia University and their siblings were asked to complete a questionnaire about verbal aggression. The results showed that self-reports of verbal aggression were consistent with other reports. Results also showed that male same sexed siblings were more likely to display more verbal aggression than all other combinations. Results revealed that males self-reports of verbal aggression were higher than females. Results also indicated that males are reported by their siblings to be more verbally aggressive than females. These results lead to the conclusion that the sibling relationship is important and that the communication aspect in this area is one that communication scholars should further research.
Brogan, Shannon Marie, "Verbal aggression in sibling relationships" (1999). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 705.