publication . Article . 2010

Beyond the genetic basis of sensation seeking: The influence of birth order, family size and parenting styles

Feij, Jan A,; Taris, Toon W.;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2010 Journal: Romanian Journal of Applied Psychology (issn: 1454-8062, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: West University of Timisoara
Abstract
Genetic analyses of sensation seeking have shown fairly high heritabilities for measures of this trait. However, 40 to 60% of the variance remains unexplained by genetic factors. This longitudinal study examines the influence of characteristics of the family environment -- birth order, family size, socio-economic status and parenting styles -- on two dimensions of sensation seeking: disinhibition and boredom susceptibility. Previous research has shown that these dimensions load on the same factor, are related to biologically based impulsive disorders, and have a common genetic basis. Questionnaire and biographical data obtained from 532 female and 479 male young...
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free text keywords: sensation seeking, birth order, parenting styles, longitudinal research, structural equation modeling, Psychology, BF1-990
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