ERIC Number: EJ1021064
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
Patterns of SAT Scores, Choice of STEM Major, and Gender
Davison, Mark L.; Jew, Gilbert B.; Davenport, Ernest C., Jr.
Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, v47 n2 p118-126 Apr 2014
Using Baccalaureate and Beyond 2001 data, we found that STEM major was associated with an SAT pattern less common among females than males, in which the student's quantitative score exceeded the verbal score. Verbal ability was negatively associated with STEM major. Implications for career theory and test interpretation are discussed.
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Majors (Students), STEM Education, Course Selection (Students), Gender Differences, Verbal Ability, Nonverbal Ability, College Graduates, Career Choice, Longitudinal Studies, Regression (Statistics)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (NCES); SAT (College Admission Test)