Données sociales : La société française - 2006 ed.

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A bedroom of one's own: an advantage to learning?

Marie Gouyon

Three quarters of school children from primary school (aged 6) to the end of senior school (aged 18) have a bedroom of their own. Children are more likely to have their own room if they live in the provinces and if their parents were born in France. Those sharing a room are more often those who are young or live with a sibling of the same sex. Four adolescents in five do their homework in their bedroom when it is their own, and a little more than half do so when they share a room. The eldest children and those in large families seek quiet places in which to work. Children of managers are most likely to have their own bedroom, and are also those who do their homework the most regularly. Having one's own bedroom seems to be linked to educational success, either because it provides the ideal conditions for study or because in allocating an individual bedroom parents are demonstrating a keen interest in their child's studies.

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Paru le : 01/05/2006