This qualitative study examines sibling relationships in a small-town school district and how birth order can affect student posture and performance in the school environment. Several different birth order theories will be addressed and they will be used as a means of analyzing student academic and athletic performance, as well as social interaction.This study examines a nuclear family of six children, specifically gauging the impact their birth order has exercised not only in the school and social contexts but also within the family unit. The findings in this paper suggest that teachers might gain meaningful insight by looking into a student’s positioning in his or her family structure.
Jonathan Crozier, ’12
Majors: Kinesiology, Secondary Education
Sponsor: Jill Heinrich