2018

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 ‘mighty girl’ effect: Does having daughters alter parents’ attitudes towards gender roles? (Borrell-Porta et al., 2018)

A British study has sought to examine the impact that parenting girls has on altering attitudes towards gender roles, finding evidence of a positive relationship between parenting girls and the acceptance and advocacy of less traditional gender roles among parent participants. This relationship was found to be particularly robust among…

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Parenting behaviours that shape child compliance (Leijten et al., 2018)

A study evaluating the effectiveness of a range of parenting behaviours on child compliance has found that enforcing time-outs or ignoring a child who is demonstrating non-compliant behaviours are the most effective strategies for facilitating compliance in children (Leijten, Gardner, Melendes- Torres, Kneer & Overbeek, 2018). Child compliance refers to…

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Friendship selection: Differences between single-sex and mixed-sex contexts (Dijkstra & Berger, 2018)

A study of friendship selection and its effects on behaviour in young people in Chile has compared all-male, all-female and mixed-sex classrooms, finding that prosocial behaviour (actions intended to benefit others, such as helping, sharing, cooperating) increase with the number of nominations as best friend in all-male, and particularly in…

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Teacher-student relationships and parental involvement in upper secondary school (Krane & Klevan, 2018)

A Norwegian study has found that a flexible and dynamic relationship between teachers, students and parents is crucial to promoting student wellbeing at school. A positive relationship between all three parties “may promote student achievement, and mental health, helping them to thrive in school”. Researchers Vibeke Krane and Trude Klevan…

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Women on the Rise: The impact of a single-sex leadership program on the gender gap in school leadership (Clouser, 2018)

An American doctoral study has evaluated the outcomes of a year-long women’s only leadership development program for female teachers working within the independent sector. The study explored women’s perceptions of the effects of the program on their motivations and success in securing school leadership positions, finding a positive impact of…

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Sexual orientation discordance and nonfatal suicidal behaviours in US high school students (Annor, et al., 2018)

A US study examining the suicidal behaviours of high school students has demonstrated that female students who indicate discordance between their reported sexual orientation and sexual behaviours are at an exponentially increased risk of suicide (Annor, Clayton, Gilbert, Ivey-Stephenson, Irving, David-Ferdon, Kann, 2018, p. 1). The high school years which…

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Psychological wellbeing of sexual minority young adults in Iceland (Gisladottir et al., 2018)

A study of mental health among sexual minority youth in Iceland has found that same-sex and both-sex-attracted adolescent participants report higher levels of anger, depressed mood and perceived stress than their other-sex-attracted counterparts, with the worst outcomes experienced by participants, and particularly young females, reporting to be both-sex-attracted. The researchers…

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