New study: Being alone in school increases the risk of fail grades

New study: Being alone in school increases the risk of fail grades

Children who do not have any friends and children that expose others to bullying or is exposed to bullying themselves, run a much higher risk of not attaining high school eligibility. This is the result from a new research study by Friends and Örebro University in Sweden. The unique study includes grades in the subjects Swedish, Swedish as a Second Language, Mathematics and English. The study illustrates how prevalence of bullying and acts of degrading treatment, lack of friends and absenteeism affect children’s academic performance. Our research is the first of its kind in Sweden and it has been conducted through a longitudinal study, in which we have been able to follow students during several years. Read more on Friends' website here