Eric D. Widmer

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Research on siblings



I started working on sibling relationships in my PhD thesis, following the recommandation of my mentor and friend Jean kellerhals. He rightly pointed out that very few research had been published on siblings even though they constituted one of the three subsystems of the nuclear family (along with couple and parent-child relationships). My thesis was published in 1999 at the Presses universitaires de France and got some (although modest) attention. It made me aware that three leading processes structure all family interactions: cooperation, conflict and differentiation. It also provided strong support for studying families beyond the household, a leading idea of my current research. Since then, I have kept a strong interest in sibling relationships. Currently, I am analyzing them as a crucial component of family configurations (see this research issue for latest developments)



List of references


Widmer, E.D. (2008). Les relations entre demi-frères et demi-soeurs à l'adolescence. Entre proximité et distanciation. Informations sociales, n° 149, pp. 94-105. Ref bibtex | description | full text



Oris, M., Brunet, G., Widmer, E.D., Bideau, A., eds (2007). Les fratries. Une démographie sociale de la germanité. Peter Lang, Bern-Berlin-Bruxelles-Frankfurt am Main-New York-Oxford-Wien. Ref bibtex | description | full text



Widmer,E. and Kellerhals,J. (2007).Conflits de germanité, style d’interactions conjugales et réseau social. In: M. Oris, G. Brunet, E. Widmer, A. Bideau(Eds). Les fratries. Une démographie sociale de la germanité. . Peter Lang, Berne, pp. 291-309. Ref bibtex | description |



Widmer, E.D., Weiss, C. (2000). Do older siblings make a difference? The effects of older sibling support and older sibling adjustment on the adjustment of socially disadvantaged adolescents. Journal of Research on Adolescence, vol. 10, n°1, pp. 1-29. Ref bibtex | description | full text



Widmer, E.D. (1999). Les relations fraternelles des adolescents. Presses Universitaires de France, Paris. Ref bibtex | description | full text



Widmer, E.D. (1997). Influence of older siblings on initiation of sexual intercourse. Journal of Marriage and the Family, vol. 59, pp. 928-938. Ref bibtex | description | full text



Widmer, E. D. (1995). D'Abel et de Caïn. Les relations fraternelles à l'adolescence, Thèse de doctorat. Faculté des sciences économiques et sociales, Université de Genève, p. 415. Ref bibtex | description | full text



Widmer E. D. (1994). Les relations fraternelles à l’adolescence. Etat de la question. Diplôme de Sociologie. Faculté des sciences économiques et sociales. Université de Genève, 250p. Ref bibtex |



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Interview par le Magazine ça m'intéresse sur les fratries, dossier de juin 2009. .

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