Investigation and Comparison of Social Development among Single-Child and Multi-Child Families in Isfahan City

Farahnaz DaneshNia, Eghbal Zarei, Ali Akbar SheikhieFini


Present research has been done with the aim of investigating and comparing social development among students of only-child and multi-child families of guidance level in Isfahan city. This descriptive research was a causal-comparative one. Population of this research included all students of guidance level in Isfahan city during academic year 2012-2013. Multi-stage random sampling method was used in this research. First, two school districts of 3 and 4 were chosen out of educational regions randomly. Following that, 8 schools were chosen randomly from the list of non-benefit and state schools of these two school districts. Research sample included 90 students for each group chosen randomly from these schools. Sample members responded Vaytrzmn social development measure (1976). Research data were analyzed by SPSS software 16 using two-way variance analysis method. Results showed that there is no significant difference between two groups of one-child and several-child families’ students considering social development. Results also showed no significant difference concerning social development between two genders.

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