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Purdue Study: Dads Fuel Sibling Rivalry

Purdue Study: Dads Fuel Sibling Rivalry
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Purdue Study: Dads Fuel Sibling Rivalry

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In the world’s smallest survey on the effects of fatherhood, Purdue University found that fathers fuel sibling rivalries. Researchers found that if adult children perceived favoritism by their father toward a sibling, it was on like Donkey Kong.

The study, called “Differential Effects of Perceptions of Mothers’ and Fathers’ Favoritism on Sibling Tension in Adulthood” enlisted (only!) 341 children of 137 “later-life families”, which is a fancy way of saying that the kids were adults and the parents were all silvery and old.

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