publication . Article . Other literature type . 1998

Associations between Birth Order and Personality Traits: Evidence from Self-Reports and Observer Ratings

Tyrone Jefferson; Jeffrey H. Herbst; Robert R. McCrae;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 1998
Abstract Sulloway (1996) proposed that personality traits developed in childhood mediate the association of birth order with scientific radicalism. Birth-order effects on traits within the five-factor model of personality were examined in three studies. Self-reports on brief measures of Neuroticism, Extraversion, and Openness in a national sample ( N = 9664) were unrelated to birth order. Self-reports on the 30 facet scales of the Revised NEO Personality Inventory (NEO-PI-R) in an adult sample ( N = 612) showed only small effects for Altruism and Tender-Mindedness. Peer ratings ( N = 166) supported the hypotheses that laterborn children would be higher in facets...
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free text keywords: General Psychology, Social Psychology, Big Five personality traits, Hierarchical structure of the Big Five, Big Five personality traits and culture, Agreeableness, Personality, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Psychology, Alternative five model of personality, Developmental psychology, Facet (psychology), Revised NEO Personality Inventory
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