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Do Girls Read Better Than Boys? If So, Gender Stereotypes May Be to Blame

Feb 26, 2020 - Targeted News Service

The Society for Research in Child Development issued the following news release:

A new longitudinal study of fifth and sixth graders in Germany examined the relation between classmates' gender stereotypes and individual students' reading outcomes to shed light on how these stereotypes contribute to the gender gap in reading. The study concluded that girls experienced positive effects and boys experienced negative effects on their reading-related outcomes, specifically, their competence bel...