2009

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. Subscription-only academic research articles, as well as open access articles 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.

With more than 500 research abstracts, including over 160 related to single-sex education, many of which summarise research from subscription-only academic journals, the Alliance Research Library provides an unparalleled source of information on single-sex education for girls.

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The gendered nature of adolescent sleep disturbance (Vallido, 2009)

‘Adolescent girls often report higher levels of sleep disturbance and daytime fatigue than boys’ (Vallido, Jackson & O’Brien, 2009, p. 7). This study explored why adolescent females have such disturbed sleep, by analysing research literature on the topic. Key findings from relevant studies: Adolescents need about 9 hours sleep a…

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Associations between sleep quality, fitness and obesity among adolescent girls (Morta & Vale, 2009)

This study of 1,726 Portuguese, adolescent girls, aged 10 to 18 years, explored the associations between sleeping quality, cardio-respiratory fitness (CRF) and obesity status. Height, weight, Body Mass Index (BMI) and fitness levels were measured for each participant. Quality of sleeping time was measured with a questionnaire. ‘No statistical significant…

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Australian covert bullying prevalence study (Cross et al., 2009)

The Australian covert bullying prevalence study (ACBPS) was commissioned by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) to investigate young people’s experiences with covert bullying. The report aimed to shed new light on covert bullying among school-aged children, with the ultimate goal of identifying feasible, effective and sustainable policy…

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Equally prepared for life? How 15-year-old boys and girls perform in schools. (OECD, 2009)

This report used data from the OECD’s 2006 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) to examine gender differences in education. In this large-scale study (which is conducted every three years), around 400 000 students participated, representing approximately 20 million 15 year-olds from schools in 57 countries. Some general findings drawn…

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Women graduates of single-sex and coeducational high schools (Linda Sax, 2009)

A 2009 study by Linda Sax based on the UCLA Higher Education Research Freshman Study, which separated single-sex schooling from other influences including socioeconomic background and parental education, found that first-year university students who attended girls’ schools outscored their co-educational counterparts on the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test), with mean SAT composite scores (Verbal plus Math)…

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