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Birth order effects on attitudes: a pilot study
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Education, Psychology and Sport Science.
2009 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Does birth order influence our attitudes? The present study examined the effects of birth order on attitudes toward climate change and racism. Three hundred and two par- ticipants from two American universities completed a questionnaire about climate change, family constellation, and racism. The results showed initially no significant correlations but after controlling for gender, age, sibship size, parent’s education, and conflict with parents the results showed that lastborns had significantly higher racial prejudice than only children and firstborns. Moreover, the results showed that gender and age influenced our attitudes. For the former, men were less concerned about cli- mate change and had a higher racial prejudice toward immigration compared to women. For the latter, the older we become, the less conservative attitudes we will hold.

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2009. , 16 p.
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birth order, attitudes, climate change, racism
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-11627OAI: diva2:416094
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Psychology, Master Programme, 60
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-07-04 Created: 2011-05-10 Last updated: 2011-07-04Bibliographically approved

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