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Having opposite gender friends can reduce highschool achievement

Hill, Andrew J. (2015) Having opposite gender friends can reduce highschool achievement. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (24 Aug 2015). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Is having a friend from the opposite gender a help or a hindrance to getting good grades in high school? In new research using data on high school friendship networks and academic achievement, Andrew J. Hill finds that a ten percent increase in opposite gender friends reduces a students’ GPA score by 0.1 points. He writes that this effect on students can be found in mathematics and science subjects, but not in English and history.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2015 15:44
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2019 00:13
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/63550

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