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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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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