Birth Order Reconciling Conflicting Effects

@inproceedings{Zajonc2001BirthOR,
  title={Birth Order Reconciling Conflicting Effects},
  author={R. Zajonc and Patricia R. Mullal ly},
  year={2001}
}
Secular trends in test scores are accurately predicted by trends in aggregate birth orders. The trend data contradict individual-difference analyses that show birth order as a poor predictor of individual test scores. This article demonstrates why the 2 formulations of the problem-the individually distributed birth order analysis and aggregate-pattern analysis--generate different results. A meaningful interpretation is given by the confluence model a theory specifying the process whereby the… Expand
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