Do Psychological Birth Order Positions Predict Future Time Orientation in Romantic Relationships?

Authors

  • Melek Kalkan

Abstract

Psychological birth order was examined as predictor of future time orientation in romantic relationships among Turkish people using a Turkish version (Kalkan, 2005) of the White-Campbell Psychological Birth Order Inventory (Campbell, White & Stewart, 1991) and the Future Time Orientation in Romantic Relationships Scale (Öner, 2000). A total of 407 university students from Ondokuz Mayıs University participated in the study. The results of hierarchical multiple regression analyses indicated that psychologically first, middle and only positions predict future time orientation in romantic relationships. Gender, actual birth order, and psychologically young child position did not contribute significantly to the variation in future time orientation in romantic relationships. The results of the Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient showed that psychological birth order positions were related to future time orientation in romantic relationships.

Author Biography

Melek Kalkan, Ondokuz Mayıs University
Department of Psychological Counseling