Girls' and Boys' Performance in Competitions: What We Can Learn from a Korean Quiz Show

  title={Girls' and Boys' Performance in Competitions: What We Can Learn from a Korean Quiz Show},
  author={Alison Booth and Jungmin Lee},
  journal={Women \& Psychology eJournal},
We compare the performance of high-ability adolescent girls and boys who participated in a a long-running Korean television quiz show. We find there is a gender gap in performance -- in favour of boys -- across episodes of the quiz show. To investigate underlying mechanisms that might explain this, we explore how male and female performance varies under different rules of the game. We find that there are no gender gaps when stress is kept to a minimum -- that is, in games without fastest-finger… 


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