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Verniers, Catherine; Martinot, Delphine; Dompnier, Benoît – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
Background: The feminization of school hypothesis suggests that boys underachieve in school compared to girls because school rewards feminine characteristics that are at odds with boys' masculine features. Aims: The feminization of school hypothesis lacks empirical evidence. The aim of this study was to test this hypothesis by examining the extent…
Descriptors: Junior High School Students, High School Students, Gender Differences, Femininity
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Verniers, Catherine; Martinot, Delphine – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2015
Background: Endorsing an entity theory of intelligence has negative effects on students' academic trajectories. Research focused on students' personal theories of intelligence has shown that girls are more likely than boys to hold an entity theory of intelligence. However, no study has examined the possibility of a gender stereotype basis for this…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Social Attitudes, Secondary School Students, Knowledge Level