Multivariate Assessment of Middle School Students’ Interest in STEM Career: a Profile from Turkey

Multivariate Assessment of Middle School Students’ Interest in STEM Career: a Profile from Turkey Res Sci Educ https://doi.org/10.1007/s11165-018-9729-4 Multivariate Assessment of Middle School Students’ Interest in STEM Career: a Profile from Turkey 1 2 Zeynep Koyunlu Ünlü & İlbilge Dökme Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract According to a report by the Turkish Industry and Business Association, Turkey will need approximately 1 million individuals to be employed in Science Technology Engi- neering Mathematics (STEM) fields by 2023, and 31% of this requirement will not be met. For continuous economic development, there is a need to integrate STEM into education in Turkey, which brings the need for research in this area. This study, based on a survey model, aimed to determine the level of interest of a sample of Turkish middle school students in STEM careers on the basis of gender, where they lived, grade levels, their end-of-semester grades, and their parents’ educational status and levels of income. The research data was collected using the STEM Career Interest Survey (STEM-CIS) and Personal Information Form, which were applied to 851 middle school students (fifth and eighth graders). The collected data was analyzed with SPSS using Mann Whitney U and Kruskal Wallis H tests. It was found that middle school students’ interest http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research in Science Education Springer Journals

Multivariate Assessment of Middle School Students’ Interest in STEM Career: a Profile from Turkey

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer-journals/multivariate-assessment-of-middle-school-students-interest-in-stem-HrEBzdYwY8
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 by Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature
Subject
Education; Science Education; Education, general
ISSN
0157-244X
eISSN
1573-1898
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11165-018-9729-4
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Res Sci Educ https://doi.org/10.1007/s11165-018-9729-4 Multivariate Assessment of Middle School Students’ Interest in STEM Career: a Profile from Turkey 1 2 Zeynep Koyunlu Ünlü & İlbilge Dökme Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract According to a report by the Turkish Industry and Business Association, Turkey will need approximately 1 million individuals to be employed in Science Technology Engi- neering Mathematics (STEM) fields by 2023, and 31% of this requirement will not be met. For continuous economic development, there is a need to integrate STEM into education in Turkey, which brings the need for research in this area. This study, based on a survey model, aimed to determine the level of interest of a sample of Turkish middle school students in STEM careers on the basis of gender, where they lived, grade levels, their end-of-semester grades, and their parents’ educational status and levels of income. The research data was collected using the STEM Career Interest Survey (STEM-CIS) and Personal Information Form, which were applied to 851 middle school students (fifth and eighth graders). The collected data was analyzed with SPSS using Mann Whitney U and Kruskal Wallis H tests. It was found that middle school students’ interest

Journal

Research in Science EducationSpringer Journals

Published: May 28, 2018

References

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create lists to
organize your research

Export lists, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off