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Effects Of Birth-order Composition On The Intial, Same-sex Interactions Of Young Adults

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Effects Of Birth-order Composition On The Intial, Same-sex Interactions Of Young Adults

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dc.contributor.author Jacquot, Colette en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-08-08T02:31:14Z
dc.date.available 2008-08-08T02:31:14Z
dc.date.issued 2008-08-08T02:31:14Z
dc.date.submitted April 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-2066 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/972
dc.description.abstract Using both individual- and dyad-level analyses, this study investigated the effects of birth order on the initial, same-sex interactions of young adults. One hundred eighteen students (59 dyads) participated in initial, unstructured dyadic interactions while being unobtrusively audio- and videotaped. Following their interaction, the dyad members independently completed three self-report questionnaires about their interactions with their dyadic partner and about their familial and social relationships growing up. Three theories informed my predictions about birth order influences in these initial interactions: the Family Constellation Theory, the Observational Learning Theory, and the Trait Theory. In contrast to a previous study of mixed-sex interactions (Ickes and Turner, 1984), Family Constellation Theory received at least a modicum of support in the present study of same-sex interactions but only for a composite measure of interactional involvement and not for any measures of specific interaction behaviors. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Ickes, William en_US
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Psychology en_US
dc.title Effects Of Birth-order Composition On The Intial, Same-sex Interactions Of Young Adults en_US
dc.type M.S. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Ickes, William en_US
dc.degree.department Psychology en_US
dc.degree.discipline Psychology en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of Texas at Arlington en_US
dc.degree.level masters en_US
dc.degree.name M.S. en_US
dc.identifier.externalLink https://www.uta.edu/ra/real/editprofile.php?onlyview=1&pid=137
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