Differential treatment of adolescent siblings


Program Description:

Siblings often experience their family environment in quite different ways. Differential treatment by parents is one explanation why children from the same family often are as different from each other as they are from unrelated children.


Corinna Jenkins-Tucker

Corinna Jenkins Tucker, Ph.D., C.F.L.E., is an Associate Professor of Family Studies and a Carsey School of Public Policy Faculty Fellow. Her primary research interests include examining adolescents’ relationships with their siblings and parents and how these experiences are associated with their development. Dr. Tucker received her Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from the Pennsylvania State University and joined the faculty at the University of New Hampshire in 2000. Dr. Tucker was recently awarded the Class of 1940 Professorship that recognizes outstanding interdisciplinary research and teaching. Dr. Tucker is currently on the editorial board of Family Relations, Journal of Research on Adolescence, and Journal of Youth and Adolescence, and reviews for several journals. She teaches courses on family relations, parenting, adolescent development, and research methods.

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