Capstone/Dissertation Title

The Emotional Effect of Same Sex Grouping


Fall 12-12-2015



Degree Name


Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair

Shelley Orr

Secondary Advisor/Reader One

Elizabeth Stamson

Peer-Reviewer/Reader Two

Elizabeth Hazeldine


The research question addressed in this project was, how do gender roles affect the achievement of school-aged children? It documents one teachers research in her fifth grade classroom by creating a curriculum related challenge that students worked on in mixed gender groups and same gender groups. The author documents the details of the research literature review in order to analyze and validate the study. The action research portion included surveys that students responded to, asking them to reflect over their experience. In conclusion, the author describes both successes and struggles of working with mixed and same gender groups and concludes that: males and females rated their experience significantly higher when working with their same gender peers.

Research Methodology

Action Research, Case Study


Achievement, Gender, Reflective Practice

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