ГЕНЕЗИС ПСИХОЛОГИЧЕСКОЙ СУВЕРЕННОСТИ: ФАКТОР ПОРЯДКА РОЖДЕНИЯ
The ability to defend the boundaries of one's empiric Self – dispositional sovereignty - is a personal trait with a great adaptive significance. It develops through generalization of everyday actions aimed at protecting boundaries in discrete situations of interaction with other people, first of all - relatives. This article examines the role of sibling status (birth order) in the development of this trait. Two empirical studies were conducted. The first, which involved children between two and ten years of age, showed that the highest scores of mature protection are in the only children in the family, the lowest ones are in the first children, and the second children demonstrate a moderate level of boundaries protection skills. In the second study, conducted on the youth sample, it is shown that the connection of sovereignty with the birth order is moderated by sex: sovereignty is maximal in younger girls and older boys.