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  • Study: Girls more likely than boys to struggle with social, behavioral, academic needs

    A team led by social work professor Kevin Tan, right, found in a recent study that girls are more likely than boys to struggle with significant academic, behavioral and social needs than boys during eighth and ninth grade. The team, left to right, includes graduate students Esther Shin, Gaurav Sinha and Yang Wang.

    A team led by social work professor Kevin Tan, right, found in a recent study that girls are more likely than boys to struggle with significant academic, behavioral and social needs than boys during eighth and ninth grade. The team, left to right, includes graduate students Esther Shin, Gaurav Sinha and Yang Wang.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • Editor’s notes:  To reach Kevin Tan, call 217-300-4432; email kevintan@illinois.edu

    The paper “How does gender relate to social skills? Exploring differences in social skills mindsets, academics and behaviors among high-school freshmen students” is available online or from the News Bureau.

    The paper “Patterns of social-emotional learning needs among high school freshmen students” is available online or from the News Bureau.