Birth order: An important factor of individual development
A. Bagdonas
R. Greblikienė
Ž. Kaniavienė
Published 1996-01-01


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Bagdonas A., Greblikienė R., & Kaniavienė Ž. (1996). Birth order: An important factor of individual development. Psichologija, 15, 51-56.


The relation between birth order on the one side and intelligence and personality features on the other side was investigated. In the 1st study (subjects - 104 students of 8-9 grades of secondary schools from l, 2, and 3-child families) the R. Amthauer's Intelligence Structure Test was used. The first child has the most favourable conditions for intellectual development (especially in 2-child families). In the 2nd study, (subjects - 240 10-grade students of secondary schools from l, 2, 3, and 4-child families) it was established that the first child in the family shows more internal tendencies than the other children. An external locus of control is a characteristic feature of single children and children from 2-child families. A relation between Myers-Brigg's psychological types and birth order didn't occur.


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