Researchers have identified gender differences in the way boys and girls interact with their peers.Boys are typically more physically aggressive than girls, especially in elementary and middle school years.Boys are more likely to engage in aggressive and bullying behaviors without being provoked.Girls can be equally aggressive, but they demonstrate their aggressiveness in nonphysical ways.On Monday 26 February, between - GMT, we’ll be making some site updates.You’ll still be able to search, browse and read our articles, but you won’t be able to register, edit your account, purchase content, or activate tokens or eprints during that period.Within the realm of physical activity and motor skills, researchers have found that boys are generally more active than girls.
Curriculum, especially involving physical education classes and group sports, should provide equal opportunities for boys and girls to maximize their physical well-being and athletic skills.
When talking about sense of self and self-esteem, boys typically hold a higher overall sense of self-worth than girls beginning in upper elementary or middle school.
This could be due in part to boys' tendencies to overestimate their abilities and girls' tendencies to underestimate.
By the time students are in high school, the courses they select reveal distinct gender differences.
Boys typically enroll in math and physical science classes, while girls typically choose language and literature-based courses.