Boys are less intelligent than girls because of the type of entertainment they use in their childhood.

Scientific Evidence Platform Needs more evidence Boys are less intelligent than girls because of the type of entertainment they use in their childhood.

In childhood, boys and girls choose to entertain themselves in various ways, such as with dolls, cars, motorcycles, construction, cooking, etc. While another option can also be with books, drawings, television… etc. Therefore, we find 2 different ways of training, which we can see different behaviors in both depending on the type of hobby they have had.

Now, the most frequent statement is that boys are less intelligent than girls due to the type of hobby they have had in their childhood. Implying, for example, that girls read more than boys because they play more with dolls.

Articles have been found where they state that women develop the trait of emotional intelligence more than men because they consider themselves more sentimental. In addition to a verification that shows that they are also more sympathetic, empathetic, social…etc. All this extracted through types of surveys related to the topic to be discussed.

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Svedholm-Hakkinen, A.M and Lindeman, M. (2016) Testing the Empathizing-Systemizing theory in the general population: Occupations, vocational interests, grades, hobbies, friendship quality, social intelligence, and sex role identity.Personality and Individual differences, 90, 365-370.

Mancini, G., Passini, S. and Biolcati, R. (2019) The Influence of Trait Emotional Intelligence and Gender Interaction on Draw-A-Person Emotional Indicators during Childhood. Child Indicators Research, 13(4), 1187-1201.

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Male students show less academic effort and lower academic achievement than do female students. The present study aimed to shed more light on the reasons why male students show low academic effort despite the finding that this undermines their academic achievement.

Also explains that it is related to attitudes at school. There are gender differences in language performance in favor of girls at lower levels, but not at higher levels. Children’s poor performance is associated with children’s less positive relationships with teachers, less positive well-being in school, and less positive attitude towards school work.

Girls have better literacy skills because their mothers are more likely to sing to them, from their first months of life, while boys prefer physical activities, more related to sports.
According to the work, mothers are more likely to teach their daughters the alphabet, draw and paint, sing songs, rhymes and poems. And that this would be the main reason for the difference between the sexes.
In the study, explained that this is because parents prefer to give men sports activities over those related to creativity and language.

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Peng,HL., Han,LD., Yang,J., Liu,JH. and Sun,GJ. (2008) Study on the Intelligent Ability and Its Structure among 345 Preschool Children. 200-205.

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