Gender Differences in Adolescents’ Academic Achievement
作者: Oscar Marcenaro–GutierrezLuis Alejandro Lopez–AgudoMiguel Angel Ropero-García
作者单位: 1Universidad de Málaga, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Departamento de Economía Aplicada, Málaga (España)
刊名: Young, 2018, Vol.26 (3), pp.250-270
来源数据库: Sage Publications, Inc.
DOI: 10.1177/1103308817715163
关键词: Gender differences in adolescenceStudents’ actual performanceDecomposition methodsAcademic expectationsMisbehaviour
原始语种摘要: Recent empirical literature has highlighted that adolescents show gender differences in academic performance. The present study intends to disentangle the contribution of some less well-known factors to that gender difference in the fourth year of secondary education. To this aim, we use recent methodological advances in decomposition techniques. We observe that girls are less likely to get low scores than boys. More interestingly, gender differences in the returns to expectations about the future have been found to explain most of this advantage for girls, while boys rely more on their initial learning skills to pass. Additionally, we found that boys are more prone to misbehaviour than girls, whereas boys’ academic results are more sensitive to changes in their family socio-economic...
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  • expectations 期待的事物
  • methodological 方法论的
  • returns 返回粉末
  • empirical 经验的
  • decomposition 分解
  • economic 经济的
  • learning 学识
  • gender 性别
  • adolescence 青年期
  • their 他们的