Birth Order And Personality Essay

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The Relationship Between Birth Order and Personality Background Birth order is basically the order of birth of a person into their family which has an important role in the individual’s personality development (Stewart, 2001). Whereas the definition of personality is the characteristic, and the patterns of behavior response of different individuals that evolves, consciously and unconsciously throughout his or her life (Mcleod, 2014). First-born, second-born and late-born children will have different experience as they will be treated differently and these experience will affect their personality (Adler, as cited in Wong et al.,2016). Firstly, First-born children are more likely to be reliable as they are known as the leaders among their siblings, they are the ones that will take care of their siblings when their parents are not around (Voo, 2017). They are taught to be conscientious and also cautious when it comes to…show more content…
The research question is, what is the relationship between birth order and personality? Research Hypothesis The hypothesis for this research is, There is a relationship between birth order and personality by obtaining the result from the questionnaire “Trait Emotional Intelligence Questions(TEIQue) created by Petrides” that is done by Students and Staff of Methodist College Kuala Lumpur(MCKL). Participants A total of 40 participants are selected from small population which are the male students and staff of MCKL, where a minimum of 30% of sample size will be require to participate to ensure the accuracy of the results. The participants will only consist of Males who are in the age group of 18 to 25 years old. The reason of only consisting male participants is because different gender will have different personality. The sampling method used is Opportunity Sampling as it is convenient and it is also a easier and quicker way to recruit

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