Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Boys Bear the Brunt of School Discipline

June 22, 2016 U.S. News & World Report

Assistant professor of sociology and public affairs, Jayanti Owens, discusses her new study that suggests early behavioral problems negatively impact high school and college completion rates for boys more than girls. “It suggests that something is going on in the school context that makes boys bear the brunt of school sanctioning.”

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News coverage of the study includes: 

Boys Bear the Brunt of School Discipline (interview with Jayanti Owens) – U.S. News & World Report

Early Behavioral Issues, Gender and College Attainment – Inside Higher Ed

Behavior Woes Hamper More Boys vs. Girls in School – WebMD

Poor Behavior Hits Boys Hardest – Forbes

Behavior Woes Hamper Boys More Than Girls in School: Study – Bismarck Tribune

New Study Shes Light on Girls' Resilience and the Academic Gender Gap – The Associated Press