An Analysis of Childhood Sibling Relationship as Mediator of the Link between Sibling Size and Adulthood Social Interaction

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dc.contributor.advisor Liu, Xiaodong en_US
dc.contributor.author Cai, Keyi
dc.date.accessioned 2014-02-03T20:43:25Z
dc.date.available 2014-02-03T20:43:25Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/26290
dc.description.abstract There are four variables that are generally included in study of sibling relationships: birth order, sibship size, gender difference and age space. Prior study has focused on the effect of birth order but places less emphasis on sibship size. The present research proposes three studies. Firstly, I propose to use the General Linear Model to investigate how sibling size affects childhood sibling relationships. Secondly, I propose to use a regression model to investigate how childhood sibling relationships affect social interaction in adulthood. Finally, I use the Sobel Test to find the relationship between sibship size and social interaction in adulthood mediated through the effect of sibling relationships. Five hundred Boston-­‐ area college students are collected to participate in the study by completing a set of questionnaires. I expect a larger sibship size will negatively impact a iv child’s sibling relationship, which in turn negatively affects his or her social interaction in adulthood. This research promises to add to the larger discussion of childhood influences on individual outcome in adulthood by emphasizing the significant role of sibship size on a child’s development. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Brandeis University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Brandeis University en_US
dc.rights Copyright by Keyi Cai 2014 en_US
dc.subject Childhood Sibling Relationships en_US
dc.subject Sibship Size en_US
dc.subject Social Interaction en_US
dc.title An Analysis of Childhood Sibling Relationship as Mediator of the Link between Sibling Size and Adulthood Social Interaction en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.department Department of Psychology en_US
dc.degree.name MA en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.degree.discipline Psychology en_US
dc.degree.grantor Brandeis University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences en_US


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