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Optimism Helps Female Students Achieve

Optimism Helps Female Students Achieve

December 2, 2011

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Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev assessed the attitudes and grades of undergraduate business students (28 percent male, 72 percent female) aged 20 to 28.

Group of 4 students pose on campusThe study found that female students who were more optimistic had higher grades than their less optimistic female peers.

However, high levels of optimism in male students tended to lead to overconfidence and less studying, resulting in lower grades.

The study was presented earlier this year at the International Conference on Positive Psychology in Philadelphia.

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