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The quality of life of probationers remains low when reestablishing life in society.
Research has been conducted on how siblings can provide support to juveniles, yet
minimal research supported how adult sibling relationships have affected probationers'
quality of life. The purpose of this study was to explore the phenomenon of the effect
sibling relationships may have on probationers' quality of life. Attachment theory was
used as a theoretical framework to support the factors relating to sibling relationship
types. This research study used a qualitative interview design in order to explore
probationers' perspective of their sibling relationship type and quality of life. The sample
(N = 6) came from Transcendence Foundation, a facility providing support to
probationers in the South Central Region of Minnesota. A thematic analysis was used to
interpret the perceptions probationers have of their relationship with their sibling and how
it affects their quality of life. Based on the results from past research studies and this
research study, siblings with supportive, warm, and positive relationships reduce the
negative aspects and feelings of probationers. The results of this study could potentially
help probationers increase their quality of life through the development of interventions
involving sibling support. A higher quality of life can create positive social change for
probationers reentering into society by increasing their feelings of self-worth and
Sump, Katherine, "Probationers' Quality of Life Based on Their Perception of Sibling Relationship" (2016). Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies. 3074.