Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
There have been many debates over the advantages and disadvantages of single-sex education with regards to socioemotional development. Although some research shows that girls are often neglected in the classroom when boys are present, other research states that single-sex education may not be as beneficial as thought. The purpose of this study was to examine the discrepancies between previous research on single-sex and co-educational environments in relation to socioemotional development. Specifically, we investigated the differences in perceived competence, self-esteem, locus of control, and perceived social support. Within these areas of socioemotional development, we expect differences to exist based on educational environment. However, we are reluctant to postulate which educational environment will yield the higher scores in each area since conflicting research is present.
BF1 .M63 v. 8 no. 1 2001
Bonds-Raacke, Jennifer M. and Nicks, Sandra D.
"The relationship between single-sex and co-educational environments on socioemotional development,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 8
, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol8/iss1/2