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Research Paper | Medical Surgical | India | Volume 5 Issue 2, February 2016
Behavioral Changes Observed In Firstborn Child by the Parents after the Birth of Second Child in Urban Areas of Pune City
Shaila Mathew  | Ranjana G. Tryambake
Abstract: Study was aimed to assess the behavioral changes observed by the parents in the firstborn child after the birth of second child and To co-relate the behavioral changes with the selected demographic variables. The study was conducted in selected urban areas of Pune city. Population consists of mothers of two children. non-probability convenient Sampling technique was used. The study Consisted of 100 mothers of two children having age difference of minimum of one year and maximum of nine years. MAJOR FINDINGS- The observation of the mothers showed that majority of firstborn child had moderate (64 %) sibling rivalry, 23 % had mild sibling rivalry and 13 % had severe sibling rivalry. Conclusion - Present study reveals that when the spacing between two children is less, sibling rivalry increases.
Keywords: Behavioral changes, firstborn, child, Parents Urban Area
Edition: Volume 5 Issue 2, February 2016,
Pages: 1366 - 1371