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Międzygeneracyjny kontekst wychowania seksualnego w rodzinie z perspektywy młodego pokolenia, czyli kłopotliwe rozmowy rodziców i dzieci na temat intymności
Sibling Relationships in the Age of the Denormalization of Family Commitments: Support, Trust, and Conflict

Author(s): Mariola Bieńko
Subject(s): Family and social welfare
Published by: Instytut Filozofii i Socjologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: sibling love; sisterhood; brotherhood; inner-family solidarity; trust

Summary/Abstract: This paper explores the presence of norms of solidarity in widespread concepts of the love binding siblings, and in the experience of having siblings. The attributes of love between siblings, the advantages and disadvantages of having siblings, and degrees of confidence in nearest kin were analyzed on the basis of research using the auditory survey technique (with the majority of the questions being open) conducted in the years 2015-2016 on 226 students in their first year of bachelor’s degree studies at the Department of Social Sciences of the UAM. The quantitative and qualitative data makes it possible to conclude that in this time of a denormalization and desolidarization of family ties the relationship between siblings in early adulthood has resisted these processes. The essence of the relationship is altruism, in the sense of support, trust, dedication, and selflessness. An attempt is also made in the article to point to the source for viewing siblings in these categories.

  • Issue Year: 225/2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 213-240
  • Page Count: 28
  • Language: Polish