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Watkins, David; Astilla, Estela – Journal of Genetic Psychology, 1980
Investigates the relationship between birth order and self-esteem among 209 11- to 13-year-old girls attending a private high school in the central Philippines. The Self-Esteem Inventory was used to measure self-esteem. No evidence of any influence of birth order, family size, or their interaction with self-esteem was found. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Order, Children, Family Characteristics
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Travis, Russell; Kohli, Vandana – Journal of Social Psychology, 1995
Explores the relationship between birth order and academic attainment for 817 men and women from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. Suggests that birth order produces an impact on total years of education only among members of the middle class. These findings support a resource-dilution hypothesis. (MJP)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Birth Order, Educational Attainment, Educational Experience
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Abramowitz, Stephen I.; Abramowitz, Christine V. – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 1971
Results failed to substantiate the notion that firstborns are more sensitive than are later borns to the socialization efforts of authorities. (Author)
Descriptors: Birth Order, Child Development, Children, Power Structure
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Finley, Gordon E.; Solla, Joseph – Journal of Genetic Psychology, 1975
The Children's Embedded Figures Test was individually administered to 116 Caucasian, middle class, second grade children. Results suggest that a child's early experience in a particular birth order position may not be related to the development of field dependence-independence in any unambiguous and simple fashion. (Author/ED)
Descriptors: Birth Order, Grade 2, Perceptual Development, Primary Education
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Breslau, Naomi – Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 1982
Siblings (N=237) of disabled children were compared to 248 siblings from a random family sampling to examine the effects of relative birth order and age spacing on psychological functioning. Younger males scored higher than older males on psychological impairment, while younger females were psychologically better off than older females. (CL)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Birth Order, Disabilities, Emotional Adjustment
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Finley, Gordon E.; Cheyne, James A. – Journal of Genetic Psychology, 1976
Susceptibility to peer modeling influences as a function of birth order was studied by examining the data of 390 boys from kindergarten through third grade who previously had participated in moral transgression experiments. (MS)
Descriptors: Birth Order, Conformity, Elementary Education, Males
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Deutsch, Francine – Journal of Genetic Psychology, 1975
Birth order effects at 3 different ordinal positions were related to social activities of lower class preschool children. (GO)
Descriptors: Birth Order, Interaction Process Analysis, Preschool Children, Social Development
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Grossman, Jan Carl; Eisenman, Russell – Journal of Psychology, 1972
Descriptors: Aggression, Authoritarianism, Behavior Patterns, Birth Order
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Harwood, B. Thomas – Journal of Genetic Psychology, 1973
Firstborn high school students expressed greater preference for reading for information than did middle- or last-born students. No other birth-order effects were found. (ST)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Order, Information Seeking, Information Sources
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McCall, John N.; Johnson, Orval G. – Journal of Genetic Psychology, 1972
Socioeconomic factors which differentiate social-class groups vastly overshadow any within-family treatment factors that might affect intellectual growth. (Authors)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Birth Order, Data Analysis, Family Characteristics
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Lunneborg, Patricia W. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1971
Descriptors: Ability, Birth Order, Family (Sociological Unit), Intellectual Development
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Rothbart, Mary K. – Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1971
Descriptors: Achievement, Birth Order, Expectation, Interaction Process Analysis
Chase, Richard; Mai, Ellen; Mathison, Peter; Carlson, Elizabeth; Giovanelli, Alison – Wilder Research, 2015
The physical, social, and economic health and wellbeing of adults and society are strongly influenced by both positive and negative experiences in early childhood. The most cost-efficient time to build foundational skills, to assure the healthy development of all young children, to break the cycle of disadvantage for vulnerable children, and to…
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Health, Well Being, Young Children
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Malloy, D. C.; Rossow-Kimball, B. – Quest, 2007
The purpose of this article is to explore the relevance of Plato's "Sophist" in the context of coaching. The "Sophist" dialogue focuses upon the role of the philosopher as a therapist of the soul rather than simply a conveyer or wholesaler of knowledge. This article provides a rationale for the coach to be more than a technical conveyer of skill…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Athletes, Task Analysis, Moral Development
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McDonald, Rita T.; Carroll, J. David – Journal of Clinical Psychology, 1981
Investigated the concurrent validity of three measures of death anxiety in undergraduate students. Results showed significant intercorrelations among the three scales; only one scale (Templer) differentiated first-born and only-children from later-born children. The former had higher death anxiety scores. (Author)
Descriptors: Anxiety, Birth Order, Death, Emotional Problems
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