Yin Jie, Chen Zilong
College of Educational Science, Hengyang Normal University, Hengyang Hunan 421002, China
Objective: Exploring the relationship between the birth order of adolescents and their subjective well-being. Methods: The “Adolescent Subjective Well-being Scale” compiled by Zhang Xinggui was used. 168 junior high school students from 16th Middle School of Xiangtan City and Mashan Middle School of Ningxiang City were surveyed, and the data were analyzed by descriptive analysis, analysis of variance and post hoc test. Results: (1) In the birth order, non-only children accounted for 70.4%, and only children accounted for 29.6%. Among the non-only children, the proportion of the eldest son (female) was 36.2%; the proportion of the middle child (female) was 1%; and the younger son (female) accounted for 33.2%. (2) The overall mean value of subjective well-being was 5.21. There was no significant difference in gender (p >0.05), and the difference was significant at grade (p <0.05). (3) There was no significant difference in the birth order and the subjective well-being of the adolescents. After the analysis, there was a significant difference in the friendship satisfaction factor and the school satisfaction factor (p <0.05). Conclusion: (1) The total score of subjective well-being of adolescents was not significantly different in the birth order. (2) There is a significant difference in the birth order between the friendship satisfaction factor and the school satisfaction factor.
Birth order; Adolescents; Subjective well-being
Yin Jie, Chen Zilong. The influence of birth order on adolescents'subjective well-being. International Journal of New Developments in Engineering and Society (2019) Vol.3, Issue 4: 109-116. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJNDES.030416.
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