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ERIC Number: EJ833155
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0141-1926
Academic Self-Concept, Gender and Single-Sex Schooling
Sullivan, Alice
British Educational Research Journal, v35 n2 p259-288 Apr 2009
This article assesses gender differences in academic self-concept for a cohort of children born in 1958 (the National Child Development Study). It addresses the question of whether attending single-sex or co-educational schools affected students' perceptions of their own academic abilities (academic self-concept). Academic self-concept was found to be highly gendered, even controlling for prior test scores. Boys had higher self-concepts in mathematics and science, and girls in English. Single-sex schooling reduced the gender gap in self-concept, while selective schooling was linked to lower academic self-concept overall. (Contains 8 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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