Stereotype Threat In Boys Academic Underachievement?
In this experiment, researchers used and completed three studies to examine the role of stereotype threat in boys’ academic underachievement. Study One showed that girls from age 4 and boys from age 7 share the same thoughts as adults as girls believe that they are inferior to boys academically. Study two informed children 7-8 that boys bend to do worse than girls at school. This proved to hinder the boys’ academic performance on a reading, writing and math test given after being informed, but did not affect the girls’ performance. Study three counteracted that stereotype threat and informed children from 6-9 that boys and girls were expected to performed similarly, and this improved boys’