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Dunn, Judy; And Others – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 1981
Descriptors: Age Differences, Behavior, Birth, Birth Order
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Nakazawa, Wataru – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2015
This paper examines people's attitudes toward public spending on education in Japan. It is well known that Japan has the smallest public education expenditure relative to GDP among the OECD countries, and this may yield unequal opportunities in education. The tax burden in Japan is small compared to those in OECD countries, and there may be no…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Attitudes, Educational Finance, Expenditures
Bettelheim, Bruno – 1967
The nature, origin, and treatment of infantile autism are explored with a consideration of the child's world of encounter and case histories. The beginning of life, called the region of shadows, is mentioned; and the world of the newborn, body language, mutuality, autonomy, the autistic anlage, and the right side of time are examined for the…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Autism, Behavior Patterns, Child Development
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Recchia, Holly E.; Howe, Nina; Alexander, Stephanie – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2009
This study examined siblings' teaching strategies in 72 dyads (firstborn and second born, M ages = 81.64 and 56.31 months) as a function of dyad age, age gap between siblings, and teacher birth order. One child per dyad was randomly assigned to teach her or his sibling to construct a tractor toy. Interactions were coded for the topic of teachers'…
Descriptors: Siblings, Sibling Relationship, Birth Order, Teaching Methods
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Campione-Barr, Nicole; Lindell, Anna K.; Giron, Sonia E.; Killoren, Sarah E.; Greer, Kelly Bassett – Developmental Psychology, 2015
Disclosure, or revealing personal information to others, is important for the development and maintenance of close relationships (Jourard, 1971; Rotenberg, 1995). More recently within developmental psychology, however, the focus has been the study of adolescent disclosure to parents as a means of information management regarding their daily…
Descriptors: Sibling Relationship, Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Children
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Navarro, Jose I.; Aguilar, Manuel; Marchena, Esperanza; Ruiz, Gonzalo; Menacho, Inmaculada; Van Luit, Johannes E. H. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2012
Background: Longitudinal studies allow us to identify, which specific maths skills are weak in young children, and whether there is a continuing weakness in these areas throughout their school years. Aims: This 2-year study investigated whether certain socio-demographic variables affect early mathematical competency in children aged 5-7 years.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Learning Disabilities, Mathematics Achievement, Low Achievement
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Silinskas, Gintautas; Parrila, Rauno; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija; Niemi, Pekka; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2010
This longitudinal study investigates how the reading-related activities of mothers at home relate to the development of reading skills among their kindergarten children. A total of 1,529 children (5-to-6-year-olds) were tested on word reading twice, once at the beginning and once at the end of a kindergarten year. The mothers of the children (n =…
Descriptors: Mothers, Birth Order, Kindergarten, Reading Skills
Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, 2016
Each year since 1997, the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics has published a report on the well-being of children and families. The "America's Children" series provides accessible compendiums of indicators drawn across topics from the most reliable official statistics; it is designed to complement other more…
Descriptors: Crime, Well Being, Birth Rate, High School Graduates
Reimers, Bradley Hugh – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The entry of a child with a disability into the family system can contribute to unique challenges, and potentially, joys for their families. Designed from a psychological resilience framework, this post-intentional phenomenological study specifically focused on the process of adaptation for five older siblings who had a younger sibling with an…
Descriptors: Risk, Resilience (Psychology), Birth Order, Siblings
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Hoogeveen, Lianne; van Hell, Janet G.; Verhoeven, Ludo – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2012
Background: In the studies of acceleration conducted so far a multidimensional perspective has largely been neglected. No attempt has been made to relate social-emotional characteristics of accelerated versus non-accelerated students in perspective of environmental factors. Aims: In this study, social-emotional characteristics of accelerated…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Psychological Patterns, Teaching Experience, Foreign Countries
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Kitamura, Toshinori; Sugawara, Masumi; Shima, Satoru; Toda, Mari A. – Journal of Social Psychology, 1998
Explores the relationship between numbers and sexes of siblings and perceived rearing practices. Uses the Parental Bonding Instrument to rate responses of 1,145 pregnant Japanese women. Determines participants with more older sisters felt their parents were less caring; participants with more brothers, specifically younger, saw their parents as…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Birth Order, Family Environment, Family Size
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Sherwin-White, Susan – Journal of Child Psychotherapy, 2007
This paper explores Freud's developing thought on brothers and sisters, and their importance in his psychoanalytical writings and clinical work. Freud's work on sibling psychology has been seriously undervalued. This paper aims to give due recognition to Freud's work in this area. (Contains 1 note.)
Descriptors: Educational History, Siblings, Birth Order, Case Studies
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Arasteh, Josephine D. – Journal of Genetic Psychology, 1971
Research findings are presented on birth control methods and usage; unwanted children; and the effects of family size, birth order and social class on the child. (NH)
Descriptors: Birth Order, Contraception, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Planning
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O'Malley, Mary-Pat – Language Policy, 2010
Maternity care in Ireland has been described as a "testament to the strength and influence of the medical profession" (Mc Kee 1986: 192). A review of maternity and gynaecology services in the Dublin area in 2004 revealed that "no participant...thought that the maternity services were women centred at the time" (Women's Health…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Pregnancy, Birth
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Li, Huijun; Zhang, Ying – School Psychology International, 2008
This study examined age, gender, birth order and self-perceived level of achievement and popularity, as predictors of anxieties, fears and depression in Chinese adolescents. A sample of 398 rural Chinese adolescents participated in this study. Gender, academic performance and popularity have been found to make the greatest contributions to the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Birth Order, Depression (Psychology)
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