2004
Volume 84, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0025-9454
  • E-ISSN: 1876-2816

Abstract

Assessing perceived relationship quality of family relations.

The role of value similarity examined from a multi-actor perspective.

It has often been claimed a positive relationship exists between value similarity and relationship quality. To assess the validity of this claim Heckman regression models were conducted using data from the Netherlands Kinship Panel Study (NKPS) survey. In addition, given the nature of the sibling relation, we assume value similarity to be more important for the sibling relationship compared to the parent- child relation. Therefore, we compared the importance of value similarity for siblings (N = 2853) with the impact of consensus between parents and children (N = 2202). Our analyses yield interesting results. First, in both the sibling relation and the parent-child relation evidence for the relationship between consensus and relationship quality is limited. Second, for parents and children value similarity is more strongly connected with relationship quality than for siblings. In sum, these results question the common assumption that relationship quality suffers from a lack of consensus.

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