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dc.contributor.advisorGrimes-Maguire, Rebeccaen
dc.contributor.authorMcGowan, Yvonneen
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-06T10:17:03Z
dc.date.available2013-08-06T10:17:03Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.citationMcGowan, Y. (2007). Do friends make you smarter : a comparative study of educational performance across friendship / acquaintance pairings. Bachelors Final Year Project, Dublin Business School.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10788/936
dc.description.abstractRecent literature has acknowledged that children's performance on cognitive tasks can be improved when undertaken jointly among pairs of pupils leading many researchers to claim that friendship groupings should be used more frequently in the school environment. The aim of the present research was to investigate whether children in friendship pairings perform consistently better than acquaintance pairings on educational tasks taken from the curriculum, using a matched paired design. 88, 8 to 12 year old primary school pupils undertook similar Math and English tasks across two conditions, a friendship and Acquaintance pairing. Results showed no significant difference between the scores across the two pairings. Significant differences were found between the pairings across gender, with males scoring higher in acquaintance pairings and females in friendship pairings.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDublin Business Schoolen
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dc.subjectApplied psychologyen
dc.subjectEducationen
dc.titleDo friends make you smarter : a comparative study of educational performance across friendship / acquaintance pairingsen
dc.typeFinal Year Projecten
dc.rights.holderCopyright: The authoren
dc.type.degreenameBA in Psychologyen
dc.type.degreelevelBAen


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