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The College at Brockport: State University of New York

1991

Chi-square test

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Birth Order And Self-Concept: Their Relationship To Reading Achievement, Laurie Maryjanowski Penepent Nov 1991

Birth Order And Self-Concept: Their Relationship To Reading Achievement, Laurie Maryjanowski Penepent

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a statistically significant relationship between students’ birth order and reading achievement, self-concept and reading achievement, and their birth order and self-concept. Research has shown that educational achievement was influenced by birth order, and that birth order affected self-concept. A sample population of seventy-two subjects was used for this study. Subjects answered questions about their birth order and completed a self-concept scale. Their reading achievement score was taken from each subject’s permanent folder. The Chi-Square Test of Independence was used to determine if the relationship between each set of ...