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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). Website.

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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.

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Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2015 15:44
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 07:50

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