Your child’s grades are affected by their friends

July, 2010

Your teenager's school grades are usually better if they have more friends from their own school than out-of-school friends.

A study involving 629 12th-grade students from three Los Angeles-area high schools has revealed that, across both genders and all ethnicities, adolescents with more in-school friends, compared with out-of-school friends, had higher grade point averages. It’s assumed that this is due to the fact that in-school friends are more likely to support school-related activities, including studying.

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