• Psychology, Medicine
  • Published in Psychological bulletin 2014
  • DOI:10.1037/a0035740

The effects of single-sex compared with coeducational schooling on students' performance and attitudes: a meta-analysis.

@article{Pahlke2014TheEO,
  title={The effects of single-sex compared with coeducational schooling on students' performance and attitudes: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Erin Pahlke and Janet Shibley Hyde and Carlie M. Allison},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  year={2014},
  volume={140 4},
  pages={
          1042-72
        }
}
Proponents of single-sex (SS) education believe that separating boys and girls, by classrooms or schools, increases students' achievement and academic interest. In this article, we use meta-analysis to analyze studies that have tested the effects on students of SS compared with coeducational (CE) schooling. We meta-analyzed data from 184 studies, representing the testing of 1.6 million students in Grades K-12 from 21 nations, for multiple outcomes (e.g., mathematics performance, mathematics… CONTINUE READING

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