peer pressure decides if girls like math

Girls Look To Friends For Interest In Math
Study Tracked Courses Of More Than 6,000 Students

— Click2Houston.com

Girls look to their close friends more than boys do when they make important scholastic decisions, a new study says.

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What they discovered was that girls depend heavily on their friends to make educational choices — such as whether to take math and what math classes to take.

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All teens — girls and boys — with close friends and other peers who excelled academically took more higher-level math than other teens, according to the study. But the connection between these relationships and the math classes was stronger for girls than for boys.

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