Research Library

Providing current research to our members is a strategic priority for the Alliance. We deliver access to valuable resources and anaylsis of the latest research findings relevant to educators of girls. Academic research and reports by governments, universities and major organisations are summarised for members, highlighting themes and topics of particular relevance to the education of girls, including: academic performance, mental health, leadership, neuroscience, single-sex education, STEM, wellbeing, and work and careers.

Access is restricted to member schools. For more information or member access, please contact Loren Bridge (t) +61 7 5521 0749 (e) [email protected]

‘I’d say 14 is too young’: Pre-teen girls’ negotiations of ‘sexualized’ media (Jackson & Goddard, 2015)

A study by New Zealand researchers examining how pre-teen girls make sense of the ‘hypersexy’ performances of female pop celebrities has found that “the contemporary ‘hypersexualized’ landscape creates a heavy burden for girls”. Sue Jackson and Sarah Goddard from the School of Psychology, Victoria University of Wellington, write that pop…
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Game performance of male and female students in co-educational and single gender physical education classes (Pritchard et al., 2014)

This American study examining co-educational and single gender physical education (PE) classes in a middle school found that girls in a single gender class had “significantly more game involvement than females in a co-educational class” (Pritchard, McCollum, Sundal & Colquit, 2014, p. 133). The study also evaluated the effectiveness of…
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Virtually impossible: Limiting children’s and adolescents’ daily screen based media use (Houghton et al., 2015)

A study by researchers from the University of Western Australia has found that girls spend more time participating in screen-based activities than boys, spending significantly more hours watching television and movies, on social networking sites and using the internet. The only category in which boys were found to outscore girls…
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