Birth order and the dominance aspect of extraversion: Are firstborns more extraverted, in the sense of being dominant, than laterborns?

Pollet, Thomas, Dijkstra, Pieternel, Barelds, Dick and Buunk, Abraham (2010) Birth order and the dominance aspect of extraversion: Are firstborns more extraverted, in the sense of being dominant, than laterborns? Journal of Research in Personality, 44 (6). pp. 742-745. ISSN 0092-6566

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2010.10.002

Abstract

The present study set out to examine the relationship between birth order and the dominance facet of extraversion in a community sample of around 1500 participants. In contrast, to Sulloway’s (1995) predictions, the present study, using a between-family design, found firstborns to be less extraverted, in the sense of being less dominant, than laterborns. This effect was found while controlling for potential confounds, such as age, and using a constant sibship size. Results are discussed with reference to the current literature on birth order and personality.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Birth order, Extraversion, Born to rebel, Dominance
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2017 08:55
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 11:34
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/32039

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