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ERIC Number: ED408194
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
The Impact of Sibling Composition on Student Science Achievement in P.R. China.
Wang, Jianjun; Brie, Raymond
This study investigates the impact of sibling ranking and the number of siblings per family on student achievement in ninth grade science. Secondary analysis was conducted based on empirical data from a key project sponsored by the China State Commission of Education in the late 1980s. Findings indicate that the science achievement of students with one or no siblings was significantly different from those with two or more siblings based on an international measure of science achievement. No significant difference was found between a single child and a child with one sibling. A small but significant correlation was also noted between sibling rank and student achievement. These findings are discussed in terms of the social and economic background in China and around the world. Contains 27 references. (Author/JRH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China