The birth order has some really deep impacts on personalities which were further proved by this study in Denmark And Florida where many siblings behaviours were analyzed in schools and otherwise and the study concluded as second born children are more likely to turn into delinquents in the long run
The most recent study conducted across Denmark and Florida, which have quite different lifestyles and different kinds of people and locations in them. The study was conducted on basically second-born boys and siblings. Researchers from MIT, Northwestern University, and the University of Florida conducted the survey named "Birth Order and Delinquency: Evidence from Denmark and Florida."
Results however are not that shocking and it seems like the second-born curse is coming real. Second-born children are actually considered some real pain in the ass all over the world, I guess! I realized this further when I went through this study on how they tend to be much more likely to give in to such things that will end them up behind the bars.
Even in schools, they are known to be a bit rebellious and their behavior is not something we want to discuss as we all know if we have siblings.
The study claims that the second-born boys were 20 to 40 percent more likely to be disciplined in school and come into adverse contact with the role of punishment in the criminal justice system than first-born boys and they generally like to test the authority.
The reasons that the study concluded on were some things that made total sense and being the eldest one I can realize them as true. The first being, the second-born children do not receive the one-on-one focus as the eldest sibling does. And these things might be a way to get attention. These kinds of habits become ingrained in personalities and become the general conduct of a person.
The second one stated that second-born children are not only competing with their
Elder siblings for attention, they are also contending with their parents’ careers as they might not take out time as they did before for the eldest one.
The authors further found that anti-social and moody conduct may arise from second-borns looking up to their older sibling as role models all the time while first-borns look to their parents or other adults and take up the same habits.
The eldest one spends more time with adults so he becomes more socially acceptable. A second-born, on the other hand, will be looking to a toddler or a school-age child as a role model who has an immature nature and does god knows what crazy things.
Article source: Diply