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Zajonc, R. B.; Markus, Gregory B. – Psychological Review, 1975
A confluence model is developed that explains the effects of birth order and family size on intelligence. (Editor)
Descriptors: Birth Order, Charts, Data Analysis, Family Structure
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Stampoltzis, Aglaia; Papatrecha, Virginia; Polychronopoulou, Stavroula; Mavronas, Dimitris – Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 2012
The aim of this study is to describe the developmental, familial and educational characteristics of 91 children with a clinical diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), from one educational district of Athens, Greece. Records of the 91 children, aged 4-14 years old, were examined with respect to sex, age of diagnosis, type of ASDs, school…
Descriptors: Special Schools, Learning Problems, Autism, Clinical Diagnosis
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Koc, Mustafa; Iskender, Murat; Cardak, Mehmet; Dusunceli, Betul – Educational Research and Reviews, 2012
School managers undertake an important duty in structuring of education institutions. In the study carried out in this context; anger conditions, continuity, and direction of anger, anger control levels and anger styles of school managers who are the decision makers in schools were examined according to the ages, working periods, duty types, ways…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Birth Order, Administrators, Education
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Bornstein, Marc H.; Hahn, Chun-Shin; Putnick, Diane L. – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2016
Background: Command of language is a fundamental skill, a cornerstone of multiple cognitive and socioemotional aspects of development, and a necessary ingredient of successful adjustment and functioning in society. Little is known about the developmental stability of language in at-risk youth or which biological and social risk factors moderate…
Descriptors: Language Skills, At Risk Persons, Children, Child Development
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Schuh, John H.; Williams, Ondre J. – College Student Journal, 1977
A group of students were matched on the basis of compatible birth order; another was matched on the basis of conflicting birth order. After a month's experience in a residence hall their compatibility was examined. Students with conflicting birth order were more compatible than those with the same birth order. (Author)
Descriptors: Birth Order, College Students, Dormitories, Friendship
Black, Sandra E.; Devereux, Paul; Salvanes, Kjell – Centre for the Economics of Education (NJ1), 2005
There is an extensive theoretical literature that postulates a trade off between child quantity and quality within a family. However, there is little causal evidence that speaks to this theory. Using a rich dataset on the entire population of Norway over an extended period of time, we examine the effects of family size and birth order on the…
Descriptors: Family Size, Economics, Educational Attainment, Birth Order
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Vos, Cornelia J. Vanderkooy; Hayden, Delbert J. – Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1985
Tested the influence of birth-order complementarity on marital adjustment among 327 married women using the Spanier Dyadic Adjustment Scale (1976). Birth-order complementarity was found to be unassociated with marital adjustment. (Author/BL)
Descriptors: Birth Order, Emotional Adjustment, Females, Marital Satisfaction
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Michalski, Richard L.; Shackelford, Todd K. – American Psychologist, 2001
Critiques recent research on the effects of birth order on intelligence and personality, which found that the between-family design revealed that birth order negatively related to intelligence, while the within-family design revealed that birth order was unrelated to intelligence. Suggests that it may not be intelligence that co-varies with birth…
Descriptors: Birth Order, Family Environment, Intellectual Development, Intelligence Quotient
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Reese, Elaine; Ballard, Elaine; Taumoepeau, Mele; Taumoefolau, Melenaite; Morton, Susan B.; Grant, Cameron; Atatoa-Carr, Polly; McNaughton, Stuart; Schmidt, Johanna; Mohal, Jatender; Perese, Lana – First Language, 2015
The MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventory (short form) was adapted for Samoan and Tongan speakers in New Zealand. The adaptation process drew upon language samples from Samoan and Tongan parent-child dyads with 20- and 26-month-old children and adult informants. The resulting 100-word language inventories in Samoan and Tongan, plus a…
Descriptors: Language Skills, Foreign Countries, Measures (Individuals), Mothers
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Abafita, Jemal; Kim, Chang-Soo – Educational Research and Reviews, 2015
We analyze the determinants of educational outcomes of primary school children in Tigray region of Ethiopia using a survey data gathered from four villages in 2013. Four different measures of schooling were used to examine the impact of household and child-specific factors. First, we examine the determinants of school attendance (ever-attendance,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Attendance, Enrollment
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Zajonc, Robert B.; Mullally, Patricia R. – American Psychologist, 1997
Introduces the confluence model as a theory specifying the process by which the intellectual environment modifies intellectual development. Using this model, explores the contradiction between prediction of secular trends in test scores by trends in aggregate birth order and the lack of prediction of individual test scores by birth order using…
Descriptors: Birth Order, Intellectual Development, Intelligence Tests, Models
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Steelman, Lala Carr; Powell, Brian – Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1985
Examined impact of birth order on social skills and academic performance of children and adolescents (N=3,568). Results revealed no significant relationship between birth order and academic performance but did reveal a significant positive relationship between birth order and social skills. Leadership skills were related to birth order for males.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Birth Order, Children
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O'Donnell, William J. – Family Coordinator, 1976
Describes the author's technique for teaching pupils about the influence of their families on them by discussion regarding a child's position, or birth order, in the family. (HMV)
Descriptors: Birth Order, Family Influence, Family Life Education, Parenthood Education
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Bassett, John E.; And Others – Perceptual and Motor Skills, 1977
To examine the relationship between performance on the Frostig Developmental Test of Visual Perception and birth order, 578 first-graders were tested. (Author)
Descriptors: Birth Order, Early Childhood Education, Perceptual Development, Performance Factors
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Kilbride, Howard W.; And Others – Child Development, 1977
Presents a study of the early home experiences of a group of 2-week-old infants, equally divided according to social class, birth order and sex. (JMB)
Descriptors: Birth Order, Early Experience, Infant Behavior, Infants
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