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Breik, Wisam Darwiesh; Zaza, Haidar Ibrahim – Gifted Education International, 2019
This study examines differences in coping strategies (CSs) in relation to gifted status, gender, and family size. Two hundred gifted adolescents were selected from gifted schools, and 1000 non-gifted adolescents were selected from ordinary schools. One-way multivariate analysis of variance produced significant differences among the subjects in…
Descriptors: Coping, Comparative Analysis, Gifted, Family Size
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Black, Sandra E.; Devereux, Paul J.; Salvanes, Kjell G. – Journal of Human Resources, 2010
This paper uses Norwegian data to estimate the effect of family size on IQ scores of men. Instrumental variables (IV) estimates using sex composition as an instrument show no significant negative effect of family size; however, IV estimates using twins imply that family size has a negative effect on IQ scores. Our results suggest that the effect…
Descriptors: Family Size, Intelligence Quotient, Males, Family Structure
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Ponczek, Vladimir; Souza, Andre Portela – Journal of Human Resources, 2012
This paper presents new evidence of the causal effect of family size on child quality in a developing-country context. We estimate the impact of family size on child labor and educational outcomes among Brazilian children and young adults by exploring the exogenous variation of family size driven by the presence of twins in the family. Using the…
Descriptors: Females, Family Size, Males, Human Capital
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Qaisy, Lama M.; Darwish, Muna A. Abu – World Journal of Education, 2018
The study aimed to investigate the relationship between Alexithymia (Alex) and attachment styles, gender, family size, parent's level of education among a randomly selected sample of (392)undergraduate students (136 male, 256 female), at Al-Hussein Bin Talal University. To achieve the objectives of this study, the twenty-item Toronto Alexithymia…
Descriptors: Correlation, Emotional Problems, Attachment Behavior, Undergraduate Students
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Irandoust, Manuchehr – Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, 2017
Is the way that individuals make risky financial choices, or tradeoffs over time, related to demographic characteristics? This article attempts to examine whether there is a link between demographic variables, risk aversion, and impatience using a randomly drawn sample of the population in Sweden. Based on a proportional odds model, the findings…
Descriptors: Risk, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Age Differences
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Walton, Katherine M. – American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2016
This study examined risk factors for behavioral and emotional problems in 1973 siblings of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Results revealed six correlates of sibling internalizing and externalizing problems: male gender, smaller family size, older age of the child with ASD, lower family income, child with ASD behavior problems, and…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Correlation, Siblings
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Desoete, Annemie – Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, 2008
Introduction: For decades birth order and gender differences have attracted research attention. Method: Birth order, family size and gender, and the relationship with arithmetic achievement is studied among 1152 elementary school children (540 girls, 612 boys) in Flanders. Children were matched on socioeconomic status of the parents and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Family Size, Birth Order, Mental Computation
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Taylor, Julie Lounds; Henninger, Natalie A.; Mailick, Marsha R. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
This study examined correlates of participation in postsecondary education and employment over 12?years for 73 adults with autism spectrum disorders and average-range IQ whose families were part of a larger, longitudinal study. Correlates included demographic (sex, maternal education, paternal education), behavioral (activities of daily living,…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Adults, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Devedžic, Mirjana; Miric, Natalija; Gligorijevic, Vera – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2017
Population education is one of the strategic measures to encourage giving birth in low-fertility Serbia. The expected result is that such education may have an effect on reproductive intentions and overall people behavior. This study explores the thoughts about reproduction of three different student groups from the University of Belgrade, whereas…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Demography, Birth, Population Education
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Gandelman, Nestor; Piani, Giorgina – Social Indicators Research, 2013
In this paper we use data from a population survey on quality of life dimensions conducted in Uruguay to analyze the self reported well-being among workers and non workers. Along with the literature, we find that the probability of being happy is greater for workers than non-workers. Specifically, we find evidence that workers tend to be more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family Size, Family Characteristics, Life Satisfaction
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Kakumbi, Zonic; Samuel, Elizabeth B.; Mulendema, Peter J. – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
The purpose of this research was to investigate pupil background characteristics and academic performance in senior secondary schools in Kitwe district with a view of recommending on how to improve pupils' performance. The study was conducted in Kitwe district because in the past years pupils' performance in senior secondary schools has been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Student Characteristics, Family Characteristics
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Haile, Getinet; Haile, Beliyou – Education Economics, 2012
We examine work participation and schooling for children aged 7-15 using survey data from rural Ethiopia. Bivariate probit and age-adjusted educational attainment equations have been estimated. Male children are found to be more likely to attend school than their female counterparts. "Specialization" in child labour is also found, with…
Descriptors: Family Planning, Family Size, Educational Attainment, Foreign Countries
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Abu Taleb, Tagreed Fathi; AlZoubi, Rifa Rafe – Early Child Development and Care, 2015
Children's social competence is an area of research that receives minimal attention from Jordanian researchers. It is important to investigate this area of development so as to provide parents with information about the nature of social competence and possible factors affecting its development. This research study examined Jordanian mothers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mothers, Parent Attitudes, Social Development
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Ahmed, Vaqar; Zeshan, Muhammad – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2014
The present study carries out an impact analysis of a conditional cash transfer (CCT) program for secondary-school girls in seven districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan, including Battagram, Bonair, Hangu, Kohistan, Shangla, Tank, and Upper Dir. In 2012 we collected household-level primary data and used a probit model for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Females, Statistical Analysis
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Kirkcaldy, Bruce; Furnham, Adrian; Siefen, Georg – School Psychology International, 2009
A sample of around 2,500 adolescents in a child and adolescent psychiatry clinic in the region of Munster, Germany had their intelligence assessed. Family size (total number of siblings within a family) was significantly correlated with intelligence score categories (-0.08 and -0.19 for males and females). First borns and only children displayed…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Siblings, Family Size, Psychiatry
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