Discord in the Family Environment: Reviewing incidences of fratricide and sororicide in Malaysia


  • Rugayah Hashim
  • Hashim Ahmad
  • Nursyahida Zulkifli
  • Nur Liyana Zainal Bahrin




Family discords or quarrels are considered normal and ordinary. However, the level and intensity of the discords and disputes have led to incidences of fratricide and sororicide. In the case of fratricide (the killing of one’s brother) and sororicide (the killing of one’s sister), the escalating number of incidences as reported in the media requires proper intervention by the relevant parties. The aim of this paper is to review published articles on family discords and violence, particularly on incidences of fratricide and sororicide. The findings and implications of the findings will be discussed in this review paper.

Keywords: fratricide; sororicide; discord; family environment

ISSN: 2398-4287© 2017. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.


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How to Cite

Hashim, R., Ahmad, H., Zulkifli, N., & Zainal Bahrin, N. L. (2017). Discord in the Family Environment: Reviewing incidences of fratricide and sororicide in Malaysia. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 2(5), 49–54. https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v2i5.680



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