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Study: Girls more likely than boys to struggle with social, behavioral, academic needs

20:00 EDT 22 Apr 2018 | AAAS

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) The more failing grades students have during eighth grade, the more likely they are to experience social-emotional learning problems, academic difficulties and behavioral problems during their freshman year in high school, University of Illinois social work professor Kevin Tan found in a new study.And despite the gender stereotype that boys are more likely to be the problem children in school, the researchers found that girls constitute the majority of youths who struggled the most academically, socially and behaviorally.

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