When I grow up: the relationship of science learning activation to STEM career preferences

  title={When I grow up: the relationship of science learning activation to STEM career preferences},
  author={Rena Dorph and Meghan E Bathgate and Christian D. Schunn and Matthew A. Cannady},
  journal={International Journal of Science Education},
  pages={1034 - 1057}
ABSTRACT This paper proposes three new measures of components STEM career preferences (affinity, certainty, and goal), and then explores which dimensions of science learning activation (fascination, values, competency belief, and scientific sensemaking) are predictive of STEM career preferences. Drawn from the ALES14 dataset, a sample of 2938 sixth and eighth grade middle-school students from 11 schools in two purposefully selected diverse areas (Western Pennsylvania & the Bay Area of… 
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