Anxious girls and laid-back boys : teachers' and study counsellors' gendered perceptions of students

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Perander , K , Londen , M & Holm , G 2020 , ' Anxious girls and laid-back boys : teachers' and study counsellors' gendered perceptions of students ' , Cambridge Journal of Education , vol. 50 , no. 2 , pp. 185-199 . https://doi.org/10.1080/0305764X.2019.1653825

Title: Anxious girls and laid-back boys : teachers' and study counsellors' gendered perceptions of students
Author: Perander, Katarina; Londen, Monica; Holm, Gunilla
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Faculty of Educational Sciences
University of Helsinki, Department of Education
University of Helsinki, Department of Education
Date: 2020-03-03
Language: eng
Number of pages: 15
Belongs to series: Cambridge Journal of Education
ISSN: 0305-764X
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/316206
Abstract: Efforts to reach gender equality in education in Finland have been extensive. Both teacher education and policy documents for schools have focused on gender equality and gender-neutral treatment of students. The aim of this study is to explore if and how these efforts are manifested in upper secondary school teachers' and study counsellors' perceptions of students' self-belief, academic emotions, study habits and behaviour at school. Twenty-three interviews were conducted and analysed qualitatively through inductive content analysis. The results revealed that teachers and study counsellors perceive that girls' low self-belief and high achievement expectations affected their academic performance, while boys' insecurity or need for support was rarely mentioned. The teachers ascribed the students several gender-stereotypical attributes: girls were perceived as diligent and hard-working while boys were perceived as being indifferent towards school and achievements. The implications of these results for students' self-belief and for teacher education are discussed.
Subject: 516 Educational sciences
Gender
stereotypes
self-belief
academic emotions
study habits
STEREOTYPE THREAT
SCHOOL BURNOUT
SELF-EFFICACY
ACHIEVEMENT
IDENTITY
INTELLIGENCE
EXPECTATIONS
LADDISHNESS
PERSONALITY
ENGAGEMENT
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