This study consists of an online survey about birth order and personality characteristics, which you may now participate in. You will receive credit immediately upon completion of the survey. This study should take no more than 30 minutes to complete. Your responses will be anonymous and your name will not be connected to your data. Please try to answer all questions as honestly as you can. The survey consists of a number of multiple-choice and/or free-answer questions, and may be divided into a number of sections. You must complete all sections in one sitting, as you are not allowed to resume at another time from where you left off. While you are participating, your responses will be stored in a temporary holding area as you move through the sections, but they will not be permanently saved until you complete all sections and you are given a chance to review your responses. SONA: Questions for Birth Order Survey/Demographics 1. Are you apart of a blended family? Yes No 2. How many male siblings do you have: 0 1 2 3 4 or more 3. How many female siblings do you have: 0 1 2 3 4 or more 4. Are you: Oldest child In the middle Youngest child Only Child 5. Please list your age, your siblings age, and whether they are your brother or sister. Demographics: 1. Please mark your gender: Male Female 2. Age: _______________ 3. Year: Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior Non-Graduating Senior 4. Major: ______________________________________ The Big Five Inventory (BFI) Here are a number of characteristics that may or may not apply to you. For example, do you agree that you are someone who likes to spend time with others? Please write a number next to each statement to indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with that statement. Disagree strongly- 1 Disagree a little- 2 Neither agree nor disagree- 3 Agree a little- 4 Agree strongly- 5 I see myself as someone who ___1. Is talkative ___23. Tends to be lazy ___2. Tends to find fault with others __24. Is emotionally stable, not easily upset ___3. Does a thorough job ___25. Is inventive ___4. Is depressed, blue ___26. Has an assertive personality ___5. Is original, comes up with new ideas ___27. Can be cold and aloof ___6. Is reserved ___28. Perseveres until the task is finished ___7. Is helpful and unselfish with others ___29. Can be moody ___8. Can be somewhat careless ___30. Values artistic, aesthetic experiences ___9. Is relaxed, handles stress well ___31. Is sometimes shy, inhibited ___10. Is curious about many different things ___32. Is considerate and kind to almost everyone ___11. Is full of energy ___33. Does things efficiently ___12. Starts quarrels with others ___34. Remains calm in tense situations ___13. Is a reliable worker ___35. Prefers work that is routine ___14. Can be tense ___36. Is outgoing, sociable ___15. Is ingenious, a deep thinker ___37. Is sometimes rude to others ___16. Generates a lot of enthusiasm ___38. Makes plans and follows through with them ___17. Has a forgiving nature ___39. Gets nervous easily ___18. Tends to be disorganized ___40. Likes to reflect, play with ideas ___19. Worries a lot ___41. Has few artistic interests ___20. Has an active imagination ___42. Likes to cooperate with others ___21. Tends to be quiet ___43. Is easily distracted ___22. Is generally trusting ___44. Is sophisticated in art, music, or literature BFI scale scoring (“R” denotes reverse-scored items): Extraversion: 1, 6R, 11, 16, 21R, 26, 31R, 36 Agreeableness: 2R, 7, 12R, 17, 22, 27R, 32, 37R, 42 Conscientiousness: 3, 8R, 13, 18R, 23R, 28, 33, 38, 43R Neuroticism: 4, 9R, 14, 19, 24R, 29, 34R, 39 Openness: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35R, 40, 41R, 44 Self-Esteem SE01 1. I feel that I’m a person of worth, at least on an equal plane with others. Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree 2. I feel that I have a number of good qualities. Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree 3. All in all, I am inclined to feel that I am a failure. Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree 4. I am able to do things as well as most other people. Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree 5. I feel I do not have much to be proud of. Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree 6. I take a positive attitude toward myself. Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree 7. On the whole, I am satisfied with myself. Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree 8. I wish I could have more respect for myself. Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree 9. I certainly feel useless at times. Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree 10. At times I think I am no good at all. Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree This study was conducted by students in Psychology Research 202 under the supervision of the instructor, Dr. Pamela Jackson and Paige Cordial the G.T.A. The purpose of our survey was to attempt to compare individual birth order with personality characteristics and self esteem. A couple of references are provided below in case you would like more information about this topic. If you are interested in the results from this particular study, or if at some point in the future you have any questions or concerns about the experiment you just participated in, please contact the Instructor, Pam Jackson, or the Graduate Researcher, Paige Cordial. We really appreciate your participation. Thank You! References Schwab, M. R., & Lundgren, D. C. (1978). Birth order, perceived appraisals by significant others, and self-esteem. Psychological Report, 43(2), 443-454. Perlin, M., & Grater, H. (1984). The relationship between birth order and reported interpersonal behavior. Individual Psychology, 40(1), 22-28.
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