Accession Number : AD0783792

Title :   Birth Order and Achievement: A Study of the Effects of Family Constellation and Related Variables on the Achievement of Officer Students at the Naval Postgraduate School.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Dooley,William James ; Murphy,Timothy Aloysius

Report Date : JUN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 111

Abstract : A study was made possible differences between the achievement of first-, only-, and last-born children. Middle-born children appeared to do less well in academic achievement, but their occupational achievement did not differ significantly from the other birth-order groups. Sibling-identification may affect the occupational achievement of last-born offspring, while parental activity appears to influence the achievement of first- and only-born children. Other relationships are also discussed. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Aptitudes, *Naval personnel, *Students, *Officer personnel, Comparators, Birth, Performance(Human), Background, Theses

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE