Subjectivity in the area of eductaion achieves new heights: the BMI of parents and gender is shown to be relied to inclass achievemt of a student.

A study recently done by NUIG and Queens Belfast suggests that the body mass index correlates with the chances of a pupil to obtain a certain grade at school. According to the findings, obesity has now to do no only with health, but also with psychological attitude towards individuals.

While the study does not impose any concrete derivation, it has shown a clear trend: Children, whose mothers’ BMI was above average, tend to get lower results in reading and math classes than those, whose mothers preserve a skinnier body type. The analysis was effectuated after making a comparison of the routine grades and the final results.

The research was carried out using data about 8500 children from 900 schools in Ireland and was collected in terms of a cohort study of a nationality representative sample.

The study has also found that not only obesity, but the gender of a child and various features of their mother (not only obesity, but also education and income) has an effect on academic success at educational establishments. The subjectivity achieves a point, where the effect of a mother being obese turns the chances of a child of being undervalued at school exactly as much as does the gender in terms of different subjects (being a girl lowers chances of getting a relevant mark in math as much as having an obese mother).

Although the study does not define the problem and draws no concrete conclusion, it bears some worries and motivates for further researches. According to specialists, these consequences may have more profound long-term effects that have to be clarified.

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