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Students’ Social Network Structure in Secondary Schools: Does it Explain Females’ Advantage in College Advantage?

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This research uses the social network approach to pursue explanations for females’ advantage in post-secondary education enrollment. The study investigates the gender difference in high school friendship network structural characteristics and proposes that girls’ friendship network structure can partially explain their outstanding performance in post-secondary education attendance. A large sample data analysis shows that one’s friends’ academic performance in an earlier time in secondary education can positively impact the person’s later post-secondary education attendance. Network structure characteristics have direct effects on the possibility of one’s post-secondary education attendance. Young women and men do not have significant difference in their friends’ average self reported grades. But young men and women significantly differ by the structural characteristics of their friendship networks. The mean difference by gender on network structures can explain some of the female advantage in post-secondary education enrollment.

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Li, Su. "Students’ Social Network Structure in Secondary Schools: Does it Explain Females’ Advantage in College Advantage?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Hilton Atlanta and Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA, Aug 14, 2010 <Not Available>. 2014-11-27 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p412277_index.html>

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Li, S. , 2010-08-14 "Students’ Social Network Structure in Secondary Schools: Does it Explain Females’ Advantage in College Advantage?" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Hilton Atlanta and Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA Online <PDF>. 2014-11-27 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p412277_index.html

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Abstract: This research uses the social network approach to pursue explanations for females’ advantage in post-secondary education enrollment. The study investigates the gender difference in high school friendship network structural characteristics and proposes that girls’ friendship network structure can partially explain their outstanding performance in post-secondary education attendance. A large sample data analysis shows that one’s friends’ academic performance in an earlier time in secondary education can positively impact the person’s later post-secondary education attendance. Network structure characteristics have direct effects on the possibility of one’s post-secondary education attendance. Young women and men do not have significant difference in their friends’ average self reported grades. But young men and women significantly differ by the structural characteristics of their friendship networks. The mean difference by gender on network structures can explain some of the female advantage in post-secondary education enrollment.


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