Family and Peers: Linking Two Social Worlds


Why is it that relationships with family members predict the quality of children's relationships outside the family? A wealth of research has documented that various aspects of family relationships are predictably related to the quality of children's interactions and relationships with peers. Understanding what account for these effects is important both for theories of children's relationships and intervention efforts to ameliorate children's peer relationship difficulties. This volume advances the field by discussing several mechanisms that may account for continuities across family and peer relationships.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Josefina M. Contreras
  • Kathryn A. Kerns
  • Thomas J. Dishion
  • François Poulin
  • Nani Medici Skaggs
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2000


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