ERIC Number: ED377938
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
A Comparative Study of Occupational Success among Siblings: Differences in Child Rearing Behavior.
This study assessed the relationship between success or non-success among siblings and their self-esteem levels and childhood family experiences. Thirty subjects divided in 15 subgroups of male and female siblings were studied; success was defined by membership in the country club. A three-part self-administered questionnaire was given to each sibling. Family environment, self-esteem levels, and various biographical data were assessed in each of the pairs. A comparative analysis was conducted to distinguish between effective and non-effective child-rearing techniques in promoting future success. Also self-esteem levels and childhood experiences were compared in relation to occupational success. The results suggested that self-esteem affects one's occupational success in a given context. Those siblings considered more successful had higher self-esteem. Family environment did not affect occupational success and did not correlate with self-esteem. (The questionnaire is appended.) (AA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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