that the question was only asked during the first year of the study, so there’s no way to tell if girls were more or less likely to want to lead as they aged.
And the study didn’t question younger children, so it’s unclear whether girls were more likely to say they liked taking the lead prior to middle school.
The girls questioned in the survey were between the ages of 8 and 17.
How many students at that age have the leadership skills to lead a company? Just below the 21 percent claim, the Girl Scout study says “girls appear to be more positive in their self-assessment [of leadership qualities] than boys.” So perhaps its boys who need a campaign to help them succeed.
The 1994 “National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health” questioned children in grades 7 through 12 and their parents.
This single statistic, pulled out of a massive survey, only applies to parents of seventh graders.
What did the parents of eighth, ninth, 10th, 11th and 12th-graders say about the importance of leadership for their children?