CitationBoccio, C. M. & Beaver, K. M. (2019). Further examining the potential association between birth order and personality: Null results from a national sample of American siblings. Personality and Individual Differences. vol. 139 pp. 125-131
AbstractThere has been a body of research examining whether there is an association between birth order and personality traits. The results of these studies have been somewhat mixed, with some findings indicating an association and others reporting no association. Against this backdrop, the current study analyzed data drawn from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health to further examine the potential link between birth order and personality (N = 2,508–14,125). The results of both within- and between-family research designs revealed no consistent evidence of a link between birth order and the personality traits of extraversion, neuroticism, agreeableness, conscientiousness, and openness. We discuss certain limitations in our study and offer suggestions for ways to overcome them in future studies.
Keyword(s)Add health Birth order Family size Personality Sibling pairs
NotesExport Date: 26 November 2018 CODEN: PEIDD
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitlePersonality and Individual Differences
Author(s)Boccio, C. M.
Beaver, K. M.