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
Dooley, William James
Murphy, Timothy Aloysius
Senger, John D.
MetadataShow full item record
The findings suggest that there may be no significant difference between the achievement of first-, only-, and last-born children. While middle-born children appeared to do less well in academic achievement, their occupational achievement did not differ significantly from the other birth-order groups. The findings further suggest that sibling-identification may affect the occupational achievement of last-born offspring, while parental activity appears to influence the academic and occupational achievement of first- and only-born children. Last-born offspring appear to do better in occupations predominated by co-workers of the same sex as their next-older sib. For the last-born in an occupation predominated by co-workers of the opposite sex of his next-older sib, occupation achievement correlated positively with an increase in age space between the last-born and his next older sib.
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Shen, Yu-Chu; Long, Sharon K. (Health Research and Educational Trust, 2006-12);Objective. We investigate the factors driving the downward trend in employer sponsored health insurance (ESI) coverage between 1999 and 2002 for low- and middle-income workers, and assess their insurance options in the ...
Suchan, Jim (Sage, 2014-05-26);This study gauges workers’ degree of openness to significant changes in the organization, style, and design of a written report by analyzing metaphors that emerge from their talk about their report-reading and decision-making ...
Do Higher Wages Pay for Themselves? An Intra-firm Test of the Effect of Wages on Employee Performance Hesford, James W.; Mangin, Nicolas; Pizzini, Mina (2014-12);This study uses field data from 490 hotels in a single lodging chain to investigate three questions related to the efficiency-wage hypothesis. (1) Does paying workers higher relative wages ex ante result in better ex ...