Feature Article Annotated Bibliography

Works Cited

Baker, Jan. “Sibling Relationships at Work.” Psychodynamic Practice 20.1 (2013): 28–39. Web. <http://web.a.ebscohost.com.proxy.kennesaw.edu/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid=07f88380-be4e-4afd-8514-5b3092c232a7%40sessionmgr4006&vid=13&hid=4109>

This source explains why certain factors play a role in the quality of sibling relations, meaning that it is explained why these relationships often turn out and evolve in certain ways. While this article is strong in in-depth psychoanalysis, the research is also expanded to explore how these relationships affect everyday life; however, this work goes into much detail about the effects of positive or negative relationships on life rather than how the relationships themselves are affected. Therefore, I will most likely not find much information from this source that will be helpful to my research.

Beaudoin, Elizabeth, and Michele Van Volkom. “The Effect of Birth Order and Sex on Perceptions of the Sibling Relationship Among College Students.” College Student Journal 50.3 (Fall 2016): 347–354. Web.

The entry done in the College Student Journal focuses exclusively on how birth order and gender of the children in a family affect a relationship. Because these are factors of which I have interest in my research, using this source will be helpful; however, I have also expressed interest in other contributing factors, so I need to obtain additional sources for those which are not mentioned in the above work.

Bhayana, Shreyas. “Sibling rivalry: 10 common reasons why siblings fight.” People & Lifestyle. Listovative, 26 Aug. 2015. Web. 1 Nov. 2016.

This website provides a good foundation for several common reasons for potentially negative aspects of sibling relationships. This list allows for a solid starting place in trying to determine possibilities for negative aspects of sibling relationships, but the credibility of this source is questionable. For this reason, I will most likely need to find additional sources to either prove or refute this list.

Bologna, Caroline. “8 Cool Things You Didn’t Know about Sibling Relationships.” Huffington Post. The Huffington Post, 10 Apr. 2015. Web. 1 Nov. 2016.

This list provided by The Huffington Post sheds light on several characteristics and results of relationships between siblings that are unlike any other. The information presented in this source allows for distinct realizations to be made as to why these relationships are so important; therefore, this information may be helpful when giving context for my research.


Cassada Lohmann, Raychelle. “Healthy sibling relationships.” Psychology Today. Psychology Today, 26 Apr. 2014. Web. 1 Nov. 2016.

Within this online entry, the importance of healthy relationships between siblings is explored, and a list of ways to ensure that these bonds are indeed healthy is also provided. While this ultimate result of a healthy relationship is exemplified in its importance, there is not much information on what factors of a relationship lead to this result.

Doughty, S. E., S. M. McHale, and M. E. Feinberg. “Sibling Experiences as Predictors of Romantic Relationship Qualities in Adolescence.” Journal of Family Issues 36.5 (2013): 589–608. Web.

This journal entry examines various situations and factors found within different sibling relationships and the correlation between these differing situations and potential successes in romantic scenarios later in life. This entry has some resemblances to other sources in that it explains the importance of sibling relationships although the outcome that is focused upon is not necessarily what I am researching. Therefore, I may still be able to use the research presented by this source, but I have to be wary of the information I use and how it relates, if at all, to my research.

Goleman, Daniel. “Spacing of Siblings Strongly Linked to Success in Life.” Science. The New York Times, 28 May 1985. Web. 1 Nov. 2016.

The news article provides perspective for this research topic by shedding light on how the age differences between siblings can affect their relationship as well as their individual lives. However, this source mostly focuses on the individuals rather than their bond, so using the information from this article may be difficult while entirely possible.

Sailor, D. H. Supporting Children in Their Home, School, and Community. 2004 ed. N.p.: Pearson Education Inc., 2004. Web.

This article encompasses information regarding the gender, birth order, age, spacing, and number of siblings and each variable overall effect on the relationships among siblings. Because of the amount of detail that is also given within this research, the data presented by this source seems greatly beneficial to writing my feature article.

“The importance of siblings.” Psychologies, 16 Aug. 2011. Web. 1 Nov. 2016.

This online entry views the relationships between siblings in the context of any other relationship although it is most closely compared to the bond between friends. While the connection between siblings is discussed as having an effect on one’s life, the specific reasons for this impact being created is not determined; therefore, it is not as detailed as I would need it to be in order to gain the most information as possible from this source.

Voo, Jocelyn. How birth order affects your child’s personality and behavior. Parents, 16 Oct. 2015. Web. 1 Nov. 2016.

The article from the magazine Parents looks into how birth order typically affects an individual’s personality and behavior. Because these are significant aspects of a person’s life, this source could be included when discussing the importance of sibling relationships but not when attempting to explain this importance.

(A correctly formatted version of my annotated bibliography can be found here.)