Theory of Mind and Siblings among Preschool Children

Mokhtar Farhadian, Neda Gazanizad, Ata Shakerian

Abstract


This research investigated whether number of siblings in the family facilitates theory of mind (ToM) understanding. A battery of tests was administered to measure ToM and VA (verbal ability) on 163 3.6 to 5.6 years-old children. No significant difference was found between ToM and number of siblings. In contrast, in a hierarchical multiple regression analysis, it was found out that, over and above age and VA, a significant contribution for birth order on ToM development was observed.


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Asian Social Science   ISSN 1911-2017 (Print)   ISSN 1911-2025 (Online)

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