Date of Submission
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)
Robert A DiTomasso, PhD, ABPP
The thoughts and perceptions of female students who attend a single-gender education school were investigated in this study. This study used a qualitative approach through one-on-one interviews with ninth- through twelfth-grade students who participated in a suburban single-gender school. Interviews were conducted with 10 students and included open-ended questions intended to elicit personal thoughts regarding their perceptions of the impact attending a single gender school had on their personalities, education, and social lives. Information from the interviews was incorporated with information gathered from a demographic questionnaire. The results were then examined for potential themes and patterns in order to draw relevant and meaningful conclusions. Commonly occurring themes were those of academic preparedness, self-confidence, and a sense of belonging within the school community.
Robinson Gilbert, Alexandra, "Understanding the Thoughts and Attitudes of Female Students Who Participate in Single-gender Education" (2018). PCOM Psychology Dissertations. 486.