Why Students Choose STEM Majors: Motivation, High School Learning, and Postsecondary Context of Support

@inproceedings{Wang2013WhySC,
  title={Why Students Choose STEM Majors: Motivation, High School Learning, and Postsecondary Context of Support},
  author={Xueli Wang},
  year={2013}
}
This study draws upon social cognitive career theory and higher education literature to test a conceptual framework for understanding the entrance into science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors by recent high school graduates attending 4-year institutions. Results suggest that choosing a STEM major is directly influenced by intent to major in STEM, high school math achievement, and initial postsecondary experiences, such as academic interaction and financial aid receipt… CONTINUE READING

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