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Author: Dudek, Thomas
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1. Dudek, Thomas
Brenøe, Anne Ardila
Feld, Jan
Rohrer, Julia M.
No Evidence That Siblings' Gender Affects Personality Across Nine Countries
Psychological Science 33,9 (2022): 1574-1587.
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79, NLSY79 Young Adult
Publisher: Sage Publications
Keyword(s): Australia, Australian; Britain, British; China Family Panel Studies; Cross-national Analysis; Gender; German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP); Indonesian Family Life Survey; Mexican Family Life Survey; National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (AddHealth); Netherlands; Personality/Big Five Factor Model or Traits; Siblings; Swiss Household Panel

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Does growing up with a sister rather than a brother affect personality? In this article, we provide a comprehensive analysis of the effects of siblings' gender on adults' personality, using data from 85,887 people from 12 large representative surveys covering nine countries (United States, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Australia, Mexico, China, and Indonesia). We investigated the personality traits of risk tolerance, trust, patience, locus of control, and the Big Five. We found no meaningful causal effects of the gender of the next younger sibling and no associations with the gender of the next older sibling. Given the high statistical power and consistent results in the overall sample and relevant subsamples, our results suggest that siblings' gender does not systematically affect personality.
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Dudek, Thomas, Anne Ardila Brenøe, Jan Feld and Julia M. Rohrer. "No Evidence That Siblings' Gender Affects Personality Across Nine Countries." Psychological Science 33,9 (2022): 1574-1587.