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. 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 over 400 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.

Library access and membership:

Free library membership and access is available for all staff of Alliance member schools, simply complete the access request form to receive your personalised login.

Annual library subscription for non-Alliance members costs AUD550


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

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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Girls’ experience of sexual harassment by boys in co-educational schools (Shute, Owens & Slee, 2016)

An Australian study has built on previous research showing that girls, particularly in co-educational environments, are at increased risk of reporting sexually-toned bullying behaviours through investigating sexual harassment and aggression in five co-educational schools in South Australia. As a result, the researchers have called for the adaptation of a popular…

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Do disordered eating behaviours in girls vary by school characteristics? (Bould et al., 2018)

Using longitudinal data from the UK, researchers have investigated whether there is a link between disordered eating behaviours (binge eating, purging, fasting, restrictive eating, and fear of weight gain) and body dissatisfaction clusters in particular schools or by school type. The researchers found no evidence of body dissatisfaction clustering by…

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