ERIC Number: ED042212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Sibling-Sex-Status and Ordinal Position Effects on Females' Sport Participation and Interests.
Landers, Daniel M.
On the basis of the sibling-similarity hypothesis, it was hypothesized that females with a sister as opposed to females with a brother would report less past and desired sport participation and more psychological femininity. To investigate this hypothesis, sibling-sex-status and ordinal position effects were analyzed separately for females who were highly committed to sport and females who were less committed to sport. It was also hypothesized that females with sisters as opposed to brothers would be underrepresented in the physical education group. This latter hypothesis was partially supported since females with younger sisters, not older sisters, were underrepresented in the physical education group. Although no significant sibling-sex-status or ordinal position differences were found, these variables interacted significantly on one of the two measures of sport participation and on one of the two femininity scales. (Author)
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Sponsor: Illinois State Dept. of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, Springfield.; National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Children's Research Center.