Girls More Likely To Consider Going To A University Than Boys, New Study Shows


A new study revealed that girls as young as 13 are more likely to consider, as well as have a positive outlook on going to university than their male counterparts.

The study's data shows that 65% of girls considered that going to university is important, as opposed to the 58% male students that have a mutual understanding, as published by the education charity Sutton Trust.

It has revealed that only one in 10 girls regarded no importance in going to university, as 15% of boys do not see the essence of progressing into higher education. This pattern also continues well into the students' teen years, particularly 15-16 years of age.

The study, which was published on Friday, sheds light on the recent study that reveal that female students are performing better at school than male students, according to The Guardian.

The report, which is part of the "Believing in Better" project by the Sutton Trust, has gathered the data by tracking at least 3,000 pupils from the age of three. The study aimed to find correlations between aspirations and outlook, and considering pushing through higher education.

The report's lead author, Professor Pam Sammons, stated that the research reveals the students' self-esteem, as well as their ambitions are highly influenced by their background. Positive outlook and high aspirations likely point towards "A-level outcomes."

The team of researchers has identified a number of factors that likely influence the attitude of the students' towards aiming for a better performance at school, which include attending a more academically effective primary and secondary school, as well as realizing the importance of homework, according to the University of Oxford.

The research was conducted as part of the "Believing in Better" project by Professor Pam Sammons, Professor Kathy Sylva and Dr Katalin Toth of the University of Oxford. The project looks to improve "social mobility through education."

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