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Bennetts, Kathleen Scott – Music Education Research, 2013
This article focusses primarily on the findings relating to the musical participation of boys in one Melbourne school. As part of a project that investigated boys' attitudes and participation at fifty-one schools, several contextual features were identified that set "Balton Boys" High School' apart from other participating schools,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Music Activities, Males
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Herrmann, Mariesa A.; Rockoff, Jonah E. – Journal of Human Resources, 2012
Ichino and Moretti (2009) find that menstruation may contribute to gender gaps in absenteeism and earnings, based on evidence that absences of young female Italian bank employees follow a 28-day cycle. We find this evidence is not robust to the correction of coding errors or small changes in specification, and we find no evidence of increased…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Employee Absenteeism, Females, Physiology
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Yarnell, Lisa M.; Brown, H. Shelton, III; Pasch, Keryn E.; Perry, Cheryl L.; Komro, Kelli A. – American Journal of Health Behavior, 2012
Objectives: To investigate whether smoking prevalence in grade-level networks influences individual smoking, suggesting that peers are important social multipliers in teen smoking. Methods: We measured gender-specific, grade-level recent and life-time smoking among urban middle-school students who participated in Project Northland Chicago in a…
Descriptors: Smoking, Females, Friendship, Middle School Students
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Bowllan, Nancy M. – Journal of School Health, 2011
Background: This intervention study examined the prevalence of bullying in an urban/suburban middle school and the impact of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP). Methods: A quasi-experimental design consisting of a time-lagged contrast between age-equivalent groups was utilized. Baseline data collected for 158 students prior to…
Descriptors: Aggression, Peer Relationship, Educational Environment, Friendship
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Robinson, Joseph Paul; Lubienski, Sarah Theule – American Educational Research Journal, 2011
Using K-8 national longitudinal data, the authors investigate males' and females' achievement in math and reading, including when gender gaps first appear, whether the appearance of gaps depends on the metric used, and where on the achievement distribution gaps are most prevalent. Additionally, teachers' assessments of males and females are…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Females, Mathematics Achievement, Males
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Elledge, L. Christian; Cavell, Timothy A.; Ogle, Nick T.; Malcolm, Kenya T.; Newgent, Rebecca A.; Faith, Melissa A. – School Psychology Quarterly, 2010
We examined the degree to which children with and without a history of stable peer victimization differentially endorse strategies for dealing with school bullies. Participants were 323 children, 58 of whom met criteria for chronic peer victimization. Children with a history of stable peer victimization differed from comparison children in how…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims of Crime, Males, Peer Relationship
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Pollastri, Alisha R.; Cardemil,, Esteban V.; O'Donnell, Ellen H. – Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2010
Past research on the self-esteem of bullies has produced equivocal results. Recent studies have suggested that the inconsistent findings may be due, in part, to the failure to account for bully/victims: those children who both bully and are victims of bullying. In this longitudinal study, we examined the distinctions among pure bullies, pure…
Descriptors: Bullying, Females, Victims of Crime, Longitudinal Studies
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Lai, Fang – Economics of Education Review, 2010
Using one cohort of 7235 middle school students in Beijing, China, we examined the evolution of the gender achievement gap in middle school. Our study found a more significant female dominance than in U.S. studies: even though boys gradually caught up during middle school, especially in Math and Science, and the gender achievement gap decreased…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Early Intervention, Females, Dropout Rate
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Unlusoy, Asli; de Haan, Mariette; Leseman, Paul M.; van Kruistum, Claudia – Computers & Education, 2010
The present study examined the out-of-school literacy activities of 70 students in 7th grade of prevocational training schools in the Netherlands. Guttmann's Facet Theory was applied to study literacy as a complex, multifaceted phenomenon. With the increasing influence of digital technologies, the facet design approach was found especially suited…
Descriptors: Females, Foreign Countries, Profiles, Grade 7
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Abeles, Hal – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2009
The researcher sought to examine gender associations across three decades to determine if changes in the sex stereotyping of musical instruments has occurred. First, the study examined the paired comparison gender-instrument rankings of 180 college students. The results confirmed a reduction of instrument gender associations reported in the 1990s.…
Descriptors: Females, Musical Instruments, Males, Gender Differences
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Rueger, Sandra Yu; Malecki, Christine Kerres; Demaray, Michelle Kilpatrick – School Psychology Quarterly, 2008
The current study is an investigation of early adolescents' perceptions of social support from parents, teachers, classmates, and close friends, and how that support is related to measures of students' adjustment on a range of behavioral indices. Data were collected on a sample of 246 students in Grades 6 through 8 using the Child and Adolescent…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Females, Early Adolescents, Rating Scales
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Carlson, Ginger Apling; Grant, Kathryn E. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2008
This study used self-report symptom inventories administered in school classrooms to examine relations among gender, psychological symptoms, stress, and coping in 1,200 low-income African American urban early adolescents. Girls reported more symptoms than boys, accounted for by higher internalizing symptoms. Boys reported more stress than girls,…
Descriptors: Females, Psychopathology, Adolescents, Coping
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Flohr, Judith A.; Todd, M. Kent; Tudor-Locke, Catrine – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2006
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the physical activity (PA) patterns of children. Forty-four 7th-grade students (19 boys, 25 girls) recorded pedometer data for 2 consecutive weeks. Separate 2 x 3 repeated measures analyses of variance were used to examine differences in total steps/day between boys and girls and between after-school…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Health Behavior, Physical Activities, Females
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Blitstein, Jonathan L.; Murray, David M.; Lytle, Leslie A.; Birnbaum, Amanda S.; Perry, Cheryl L. – Health Education & Behavior, 2005
The authors assessed a cohort of 2,335 students from the Minneapolis, Minnesota, area to identify predictors of violent behavior and to determine whether the predictors varied by gender. The sample was 76% White; boys and girls were equally represented. The majority lived with two parents. A measure of violent behavior collected at the end of the…
Descriptors: Violence, Females, Early Adolescents, Gender Differences
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Vale, Colleen M.; Leder, Gilah C. – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2004
How the use of computers in mathematics classrooms was viewed by students in two middle years mathematics classrooms was the focus of the research described in this paper. The primary data sources consisted of questionnaires, classroom observations supported by videotaping of mathematics lessons, and interviews with two girls and two boys from…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Attitudes
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