High-achieving high-school girls may be especially at risk of burnout, which can cause them to be less successful as they transition to college, according to a Finnish study of 1,800 young people. "They tend to develop feelings of inadequacy, in particular, in upper secondary school. By contrast, boys who enter upper secondary school tend to develop more of a cynical, negative stance towards school," says lead researcher Katariina Salmela-Aro, a University of Jyväskylä professor.

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