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Biological Birth Order vs Psychological Birth Order & Predictability of Personality

Clarke, Ali (2021) Biological Birth Order vs Psychological Birth Order & Predictability of Personality. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Biological birth order (BBO) has previously been linked to personality; psychological birth order (PBO), a more recent area of study has also recently been linked to personality. There is less research on links between. The current study aimed to determine the relative associations of biological birth order and psychological birth order on personality, with a hypothesis that psychological birth order will be associated with personality independently of biological birth order. A questionnaire was administered to participants (N=161) through social media sites using a convenience snowball sampling technique. The questionnaire measured demographics, biological birth order, personality using the International Personality Item Pool of Golberg’s Big Five (1992), and psychological birth order using the Psychological Birth Order Inventory (White & Campbel, 1991). Results of hierarchical multiple regressions, controlling for age and gender, found that neither biological birth order nor psychological birth order predicted significant change in personality markers. A notable difference in scores of biological birth order and psychological birth order was found. Findings suggest there may be other areas in which this
difference presents itself. Future research and implications are explored.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2021 11:53
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2021 13:23
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/4918

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