ERIC Number: ED035960
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Ordinal Position and Conformity. Technical Report No. 95.
Allen, Vernon L.; Bragg, Barry W.
A role-modeling theory was applied to the problem of birth-order and conformity to a same-sex peer group. Subjects were male and female college students from two-sibling families. Results showed that highest conformity was found for later-born females with a same-sex sibling, and least for later-born males with a same-sex sibling. An intermediate level of conformity was exhibited by later-born subjects having cross-sex siblings. In the case of first-borns, no difference in conformity occurred as a function of sex of their sibling. The pattern of results for conformity was congruent with predictions made from role-modeling theory. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.