Personality development: 18-year follow-up study of the single, non-single children in Nanjing, China

Abstract

In order to examine how the number of siblings may affect the behavior patterns of children at different stage of development, a series of longitudinal studies have been carried out for the same cohort of children at different stages of development at preschool, early school, late school, and adolescent age by the Nanjing Child Mental Health Center in Nanjing in collaboration with Department of Psychiatry of University of Hawaii School of Medicine. The report reviews briefly the major findings obtained in past studies, as well as the last survey carried out 18 years later. It reveals that the difference of personality between single children and non-single children disappeared after they reached young adulthood. However, difference of personality between genders is still observed.

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@inproceedings{Minjie2008PersonalityD1, title={Personality development: 18-year follow-up study of the single, non-single children in Nanjing, China}, author={WANG Minjie and WANG Chenan and Tao Kuotai and Qiu Jinghua and Wen-Shing Tseng}, year={2008} }