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ERIC Number: ED594167
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Feb
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2589-70396
Do Both Boys and Girls Feel Safe at School - and Does It Matter? Academic Achievement and Feelings of Safety: A Closer Look at Gender and Grade Level Differences. IEA Compass: Briefs in Education Number 5
Prusinski, Ellen; Hastedt, Dirk; Dohr, Sandra
International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement
In TIMSS 2015, while two-thirds of students in grade 4 reported feeling very safe at school, by grade 8, less than half of the students surveyed reported feeling a high level of safety. Overall, girls were more likely to report feeling safe than boys. For both genders, feeling safe at school seemed to be positively related to academic achievement in many countries. This relationship was stronger for grade 8 than grade 4 students and also stronger for girls than boys.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Elementary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) (Netherlands)
Identifiers - Location: Europe; Asia; Africa; North America; Australia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study