Ordinal Position, Family Size, and Diagnosis in a Psychiatric Hospital Population Page: 21
The following text was automatically extracted from the image on this page using optical character recognition software:
Sears (6) has found a variability in attitude* in the parents
toward later children, and in their treatment of these
children as families become larger. There is also room to
suspect that as a result of growing up in a large family,
these children develop certain patterns of dealing with the
world and other people (5). It is possible that such factors
would have a significant effect upon the incidence of later
psychiatric disorders of all sorts. Some studies tend to
support this (7, 8), but the evidence is misted (4) In regard
to this question it is hypothesized!
1# The median family size of the hospital population
will be above that of the general population. This will be
A. The tetal hospital population sampled.
B. The non-psychotic population sampled.
C. The psychotic population sampled.
D. The schizophrenic population sampled.
E. The '•affective disorders" population sampled.
P. The "other* psychotic disorders sampled (primarily
Involutional Psychotic Reactions),
The second hypothesis is an outgrowth of the previous
discussion. It is assumed by Sears that later children in any
sized family may suffer from not being as wanted as their
earlier siblings (6). Schachter (5) and Bakan (1) also
assumed certain differences would develop, at least between
Here’s what’s next.
This thesis can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.
Tools / Downloads
Get a copy of this page or view the extracted text.
Citing and Sharing
Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.
Reference the current page of this Thesis.
Sensenig, John. Ordinal Position, Family Size, and Diagnosis in a Psychiatric Hospital Population, thesis, August 1963; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc108247/m1/25/: accessed April 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .