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Dunst, Carl J.; Hamby, Deborah W. – Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 2012
This paper includes a nontechnical description of methods for calculating effect sizes in intellectual and developmental disability studies. Different hypothetical studies are used to illustrate how null hypothesis significance testing (NHST) and effect size findings can result in quite different outcomes and therefore conflicting results. Whereas…
Descriptors: Intervals, Developmental Disabilities, Statistical Significance, Effect Size
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Cherian, Varghese I. – Journal of Social Psychology, 1991
Compares relationship between family size and academic achievement of children from broken and intact families among Black African Xhosa-speaking children between the ages of 13 and 17. Results indicate a negative relationship between family size and academic achievement, regardless of broken or intact families. (Author/NL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, African Studies, Analysis of Variance, Black Family
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Bell, Nancy J.; Avery, Arthur W. – Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1985
Surveyed older adolescents (N=2,313) to examine the effects of family size, birth order, and sibling spacing and gender upon perceptions of parent-adolescent relationships. Using the analysis of techniques of past studies, significant associations were found for family size, birth order, and spacing, although the effect sizes were quite small.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Order, College Freshmen, Effect Size
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Gaynor, Joni L. Radio; Runco, Mark A. – Journal of Creative Behavior, 1992
This study examined the relationship between age-interval between siblings and children's creative abilities, as well as parental views on the creative abilities of 116 children (ages 9-12 years). The study found that larger age intervals resulted in greater creativity and that age intervals also interacted with birth order, family size, and age.…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Birth Order, Creative Expression, Creativity
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Sangodoyin, A. Y. – Environmental Education and Information, 1990
Reported are the results of a survey on the influence of location of residence, source of water supply, family size, and storage strategies on water distribution, consumption, and pricing in Ibadan municipality, Nigeria. (CW)
Descriptors: Drinking Water, Economic Factors, Environmental Education, Environmental Research
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McCall, Robert B. – Child Development, 1984
The IQ performance of children who experienced the birth of a younger sibling was found to drop 10 points during the next two years for singleton children and 5.8 points for last-born children from families of comparable size. The study controlled for sex, family size, age at assessment, and IQ before the birth of the sibling. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Birth, Birth Order, Comparative Analysis
Greenleaf, Loretta K. – 1983
College students' preferences for childbearing and timing of childbearing were investigated with a socialization approach. Specifically investigated were two questions: Are unmarried males and females similar in their attitudes toward desired family size and preferred age at first birth? Do similar factors influence male and female attitudes? To…
Descriptors: College Students, Family Characteristics, Family Planning, Females
Barona, Andres; And Others – Education and Training in Mental Retardation, 1993
Students (n=300) referred for special education and diagnosed as learning disabled, mentally retarded, or not eligible were examined to determine the differential contribution of sociocultural variables on eligibility decisions within the context of intelligence test factors. Factors analyzed included verbal comprehension, perceptual organization,…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Decision Making, Eligibility, Ethnic Groups
Paul, Kelli; Legan, Natalie; Metcalf, Kim – 2003
The purposes of this paper were to report the results of an examination of differential entry into a publicly funded voucher program in Cleveland, Ohio, and to address other issues around the nature of the voucher population. Specifically, the study attempted to answer the following questions for the academic years 1997-98 through 2000-01: (1) Are…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Economics of Education, Educational Finance, Educational Opportunities
Abegaz, Berhanu, Ed. – Studies in Third World Societies, 1986
The four papers in this volume discuss various facets of the poverty-demography interaction: the rationale for the desired family size of the poor, the problems of attaining such size, the effect of family size/structure on household economy, and the future well-being of the children of the poor. "Mass Poverty, Demography, and Development…
Descriptors: Children, Demography, Developing Nations, Development
Current Population Reports, 1986
This report updates recent trends in household and family characteristics and contains demographic data from the March 1986 "Current Population Survey." The population characteristics include household composition, household and family size, age at marriage, and unmarried couples. The document reports that the U.S. population characteristics are…
Descriptors: Census Figures, Demography, Family Characteristics, Family Size
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. – 1992
These lesson plans are the result of two regional workshops sponsored by UNESCO in Indonesia in 1989 and Pakistan in 1991. The workshops focused on the need to introduce population education core messages in the Asia-Pacific Programme of Education for All (APPEAL). These prototypes of exemplar instructional materials for primary education,…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Demography, Economic Development, Family Planning
Pardthaisong, Tieng – 1986
The study assesses the impact of family planning programs on the fertility of women in the Chiang Mai province of Thailand, where family planning programs were introduced early in 1963. The study documents and estimates the fertility trend of Chiang Mai's population from existing sources of data. A demographic survey, in which a random sample of…
Descriptors: Birth Rate, Family Planning, Family Size, Foreign Countries
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Wilson, Steven R.; Rack, Jessica J.; Shi, Xiaowei; Norris, Alda M. – Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, 2008
Objective: To clarify the nature and extent of differences in the ways that physically abusive, neglectful, and non-maltreating parents communicate during interactions with their children. Method: A meta-analysis was conducted of 33 observational studies comparing parent-child interactions in families where parents have a documented history of…
Descriptors: Child Neglect, Child Abuse, Parent Child Relationship, Differences
Correa, Vivian L.; And Others – Education of the Visually Handicapped, 1986
The article reviews the literature on siblings of disabled children in terms of the factors influencing sibling relationships such as size of family, birth order and gender of siblings, severity of handicap, parental attitudes, and residence of the handicapped child. Four research questions are posed. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Family Environment, Parent Attitudes, Research Needs
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