ERIC Number: ED166580
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Relationships Between Father's Age, Birth Order, Family Size, and Need Achievement.
Falbo, Toni; Richman, Charles L.
Several hypotheses regarding the determinants of need achievement were examined. In addition to predicting sex differences, the study predicted that father's age would be inversely related to need achievement. In addition, the effects of family size and birth order on achievement motivation were compared. Subjects were 1,092 undergraduates (785 males and 307 females). Need achievement was measured by the Edwards Personal Preference Schedule. The results indicate that father's age, sex, and family size were significantly related to need achievement. Younger fathers, males, and smaller families were associated with higher need achievement. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Need, Birth Order, Family Attitudes, Family Influence, Fathers, Middle Class Parents, Motivation, Research Projects, Sex Differences
Department of Psychology, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27109
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Edwards Personal Preference Schedule