Career Intentions : The Effect of Physics Identity , Math Identity , and Gender

@inproceedings{Lock2012CareerI,
  title={Career Intentions : The Effect of Physics Identity , Math Identity , and Gender},
  author={Robynne Lock and Zahra Hazari and Geoff Potvin},
  year={2012}
}
Although nearly half of high school physics students are female, only 21% of physics bachelor’s degrees are earned by women. Using data from a national survey of college students in introductory English courses (on sciencerelated experiences, particularly in high school), we examine the influence of students’ physics and math identities on their choice to pursue a physics career. Males have higher math and physics identities than females in all three dimensions of our identity framework. These… CONTINUE READING

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