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Girls’ better marks may reflect the fact that they tend to ...

„Girls’ better marks may reflect the fact that they tend to be ‚better students‘ than boys: they tend to do what is required and expected of them, thanks to better self-regulation skills, and they are more driven to excel in school. […] Disruptive behaviour and lack of engagement with school among boys affects not only the boys themselves, but often the entire class.“

OECD (Hrsg.), „The ABC of Gender Equality in Education“ (2015), S. 157