It’s no secret that, at all ages, girls outperform boys academically. Now, researchers at Haifa University in Israel have found a connection between girls’ “agreeableness” and their performance. The study shows that girls are more likely than boys to cooperate in class, which “may also influence teachers’ perceptions of them.” To examine the link between personality and academic achievement, the study tracked the performance of 52 students, aged 14 and 15.
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Girls’ “agreeableness” leads to higher test scores
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