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ERIC Number: ED110237
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Pages: 27
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Family Size in Successive Generations: The Effects of Birth Order, Intergenerational Change in Lifestyle, and Familial Satisfaction.
Johnson, Nan E.; Stokes, C. Shannon
Utilizing data derived from a 24 year longitudinal study, the relationship between family of orientation and size of family of procreation was examined for a sample of 915 women who, having been sophomores in rural Pennsylvania schools in 1947, had married once and were living with their husbands at the time of the final interview in 1971. Examined were hypotheses stating size of family of orientation is: (1) positively related to size of family of procreation; (2) more strongly related to size of family of procreation among 1st born children than among later-born; (3) more strongly related to size of family of procreation among those not experiencing intergenerational change in lifestyle than among those experiencing such change; (4) more strongly related to size of family of procreation among those satisfied with the family orientation than among those dissatisfied. Employing regressive analysis, it was found that the number of siblings in the family of orientation influenced the size of the family of procreation and that this relationship was stronger among women who were: (1) first born; (2) not experiencing intergenerational change; (3) and were satisfied, at age 16, with their parental family. (Author/JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania