Enduring aspects of childhood family structure that reflect emotional and interpersonal ties throughout development are assumed to affect the psychological well-being and social relatedness of the mature individual. This study examined one facet of family structure--birth order--and its effects on psychological well-being (PWB) and social networks in young… (More)
Recall of a preadolescent chumship was studied in two groups of young adults of different socioeconomic status. In both groups a preadolescent chum of the same sex was the norm (65.7% to 71.4%). For a substantial minority (3.4% to 11.4%), a chum of the opposite sex was reported.