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Slava Dantchev

 Slava Dantchev


Research Interests:

Sibling aggression has been reported as the most frequent form of violence within the family system. Still, aggression between siblings is largely normalized by the general public and health professionals. Sibling bullying further remains a neglected topic in research compared to other forms of bullying.

My research aims to identify some of the possible early childhood precursors and long-term consequences of sibling bullying. I am particularly interested in examining whether household composition, socioeconomic factors, parent and sibling influences are associated with bullying between brothers and sisters. My work further aims to determine whether sibling bullying has long-term adverse outcomes in the domains of mental health and high-risk behaviours. My PhD will primarily be based on data from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC), a longitudinal birth cohort study within the UK.

Contact Details

Prof. Dieter Wolke