Gender and birth order as determinants of parental behaviour

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dc.contributor.authorKeller, H
dc.contributor.authorZach, U
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-23T15:57:29Z-
dc.date.available2021-12-23T15:57:29Z-
dc.date.issued2002
dc.identifier.issn01650254
dc.identifier.urihttps://osnascholar.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/unios/2957-
dc.description.abstractThis study analyses the effect of gender and birth order of fifty-eight 3-month-old first- and laterborn boys and girls on parental treatment. Presence of parents, maternal primary care, and maternal and paternal facial exchange with the baby were assessed during videotaped observation sessions equivalent to a full day. The data reveal a sound birth rank effect, indicating that firstborns are preferred over laterborns in several respects: presence of mothers, presence of fathers, and father's face-to-face behaviour when the mother is also present. With respect to gender differences, mothers prefer their daughters in terms of presence and primary care. Fathers prefer their sons in terms of presence. Unexpectedly, fathers prefer their daughters in terms of face-to-face exchange. The social context of fathers' and mothers' joint presence reveals the only interaction effect between gender and birth order with the preference of firstborn boys. The findings are related to previous research results as well as evolutionary considerations about parental investment.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherPSYCHOLOGY PRESS
dc.relation.ispartofINTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL DEVELOPMENT
dc.subjectFAMILY
dc.subjectINVESTMENT
dc.subjectMOTHER-INFANT INTERACTION
dc.subjectMUKOGODO
dc.subjectPERSPECTIVE
dc.subjectPsychology
dc.subjectPsychology, Developmental
dc.subjectSEX
dc.subjectSIBLINGS
dc.titleGender and birth order as determinants of parental behaviour
dc.typejournal article
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/01650250042000663
dc.identifier.isiISI:000174425100010
dc.description.volume26
dc.description.issue2
dc.description.startpage177
dc.description.endpage184
dc.publisher.place27 CHURCH RD, HOVE BN3 2FA, EAST SUSSEX, ENGLAND
dcterms.isPartOf.abbreviationInt. J. Behav. Dev.
crisitem.author.deptFB 08 - Humanwissenschaften-
crisitem.author.deptidfb08-
crisitem.author.parentorgUniversität Osnabrück-
crisitem.author.netidKeHe720-
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