Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
Dr. Kenneth Blick
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationship between birth order and personality with particular attention paid to the first born as opposed to other children. Familial differences in the early socialization of various ordinal positions are explored. Their impact upon first borns calls for a study of the needs and social characteristics of oldest children. Differences in sociability from early childhood through adulthood are also investigated as are birth order effects within mentally ill populations. Finally, the methodological problems in birth order research are explored.
Quarles, Laura W., "The effects of birth order upon personality" (1985). Honors Theses. 688.