Girls lose faith in their own talents by the age of six

"The message that comes out of these data is that young kids are exposed to the cultural notion that genius is more likely a male than a female quality.

Girls start to see themselves as less innately talented than boys do when they are only six years old, a group of US researchers has said.  They said the "disheartening" results suggested the problem could snowball to affect future careers.  Suspected influences include exposure to media, teachers, parents and other children.

"[Studies suggest] that everyone does better when hard work is believed as the key to success.  "In our studies, girls might be particularly impacted by the messages focusing on 'hard work' - they became equally interested in playing the game as boys.

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-38717926

Talking Cranes

"The message that comes out of these data is that young kids are exposed to the cultural notion that genius is more likely a male than a female quality.

Girls start to see themselves as less innately talented than boys do when they are only six years old, a group of US researchers has said.  They said the "disheartening" results suggested the problem could snowball to affect future careers.  Suspected influences include exposure to media, teachers, parents and other children.

"[Studies suggest] that everyone does better when hard work is believed as the key to success.  "In our studies, girls might be particularly impacted by the messages focusing on 'hard work' - they became equally interested in playing the game as boys.

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-38717926

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