ERIC Number: ED436406
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Nov-17
Undergraduate Students in Science: What Do They Want To Be When They Grow Up?
The purpose of this study is to examine a limited number of variables that have been documented in the literature as influential factors for women science majors and to determine which significantly influence undergraduate expectations to obtain science-related occupations. The results of this study indicate that several factors are worthy of attention, including some factors contradictory to those advocated in current literature. The findings contribute important information to the existing literature on factors predicting science occupation choice, especially in reference to undergraduate students in their first required science courses. The study also raises interest in the distinct possibility that there are significant changes that take place between post secondary and collegiate experiences. (Contains 11 references and 10 tables.) (WRM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Point Clear, AL, November 17-19, 1999).