Effects of menstrual cycle moods and symptoms on academic performance: a study of senior secondary school students.
Br J Educ Psychol | Published : 1997
BACKGROUND: Menstrual cycle moods and symptoms may well play a discernible role in the academic performance of some post-pubescent adolescent female students. AIMS: It was expected that menstrually related moods and symptoms would have both negative and positive influences on academic learning outcomes, and that the magnitude of these effects would be directly proportional to the salience of such moods and symptoms across the monthly cycle. SAMPLES: The sample comprised 427 post-pubescent female students (Years 10, 11, and 12) attending a number of senior secondary schools within the Melbourne metropolitan area, Australia. METHODS: Given the sensitivity of conducting such a study, combined w..View full abstract