Sexualised gender stereotypes predict girls’ academic self-efficacy and motivation (Spears Brown, 2019)

A 2019 study by Professor Christia Spears Brown from the University of Kentucky has concluded that by Grade 7, “boys and girls perceive girls’ sexualized attractiveness to be incompatible with intelligence and competence”. Furthermore, girls who endorsed sexualised gender stereotypes in Grade 7 had lower levels of academic self-efficacy and…
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