Qld high schoolers become the first girls in the world proven to be as confident as boys

Countless studies have shown that from a young age, girls' confidence dips below boys affecting the choices they make at home, school and work.

But, in a world-first study, researchers at The University of Queensland have discovered a group of girls who have closed the gender confidence gap.

Why are they bucking the trend?

Interviewees: Terry Fitzsimmons, a Senior Lecturer in Leadership at the University of Queensland Business School and Managing Director of the Australian Gender Equality Council and Dr Miriam Yates, a psychologist and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Queensland, speak to Life Matters.

Listen to the story via ABC Radio National's Life Matters program

Last updated:
20 March 2019