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Keener, Emily; Mehta, Clare; Strough, JoNell – Gender and Education, 2013
We investigated gender differences in the association between gender-segregated peer preferences and sexism in adolescents (15-17 years, 60 boys and 85 girls). To assess gender-segregated peer preferences, adolescents nominated peers for interaction in two contexts: "hanging out" at home and working on a school project. The Modern Sexism…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Peer Relationship, Gender Bias, Adolescents
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Lee, Sang Min; Kushner, Jason – Gender and Education, 2008
Using national survey data, the present study investigated whether adolescents living with parents of their same gender fare better on academic achievement than their peers living with opposite-gender parents. Multiple analyses of covariance (MANCOVA) procedures were employed to examine the effects of the children's gender in single-father and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Parent Role, Mothers, Sons
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Allard, Andrea C. – Gender and Education, 2004
This article explores the images and metaphors that teachers use when speaking of their relations with students and examines how these images work to call into play particular constructs of gender relations. Of specific interest is the way teachers use binaries of open/closed, in control/out of control and maturity/immaturity to make sense of…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Gender Differences, Concept Formation, Teacher Attitudes
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Chambers, Elisha A.; Schreiber, James B. – Gender and Education, 2004
This study examined the relationship between extracurricular activities and academic achievement for girls with different ethnic backgrounds in eighth and tenth grade. Participants include 4382 American girls (78% Caucasian, 9% Latina, 7% African American and 6% Asian Pacific Islander). It was expected that in-school academic organized activities…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Grade 10, Prediction, Pacific Islanders
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Jones, Susan; Myhill, Debra – Gender and Education, 2004
The identity of the underachiever has become synonymous with the stereotypical identity of boys. Teachers know what underachievement looks like: it looks like a boy who is bright, but bored. Evidence from a research study reported here demonstrates that teachers are more likely to select boys as underachievers than girls and that teachers…
Descriptors: Males, Females, Foreign Countries, Student Characteristics