Influence of students' STEM self-efficacy on STEM and physics career choice

Lilia Halim, Norshariani Abd Rahman, Nor Aidillina Mohd Ramli, Lilia Ellany Mohtar

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Abstract

Interest towards STEM and STEM careers is declining worldwide. Among the STEM related careers, the physics discipline has been the most affected in terms of numbers and imbalance of gender. This study investigates the role of self-efficacy in STEM towards STEM careers and Physics career based on gender and types of school. Findings showed that there is a positive and significant correlation between students' STEM self-efficacy and interest towards all disciplines in STEM and Physics career. Boys showed high level of self-efficacy in engineering discipline while the girls' associate more with science. Students from boarding schools showed higher self-efficacy and interest towards STEM careers compared to students from public schools. An implication of the study is that self-efficacy and interest in STEM careers are enhanced through engagement with STEM activities in and outside of school. Emphasis should be given to the role of counselors in making STEM careers relevant to students.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference for Science Educators and Teachers, ISET 2017
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Conference for Science Educators and Teachers
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Volume1923
ISBN (Electronic)9780735416154
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jan 2018
Event5th International Conference for Science Educators and Teachers, ISET 2017 - Phuket, Thailand
Duration: 6 Jun 20178 Jun 2017

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Other5th International Conference for Science Educators and Teachers, ISET 2017
CountryThailand
CityPhuket
Period6/6/178/6/17

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Halim, L., Rahman, N. A., Ramli, N. A. M., & Mohtar, L. E. (2018). Influence of students' STEM self-efficacy on STEM and physics career choice. In International Conference for Science Educators and Teachers, ISET 2017: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference for Science Educators and Teachers (Vol. 1923). [020001] American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5019490

Influence of students' STEM self-efficacy on STEM and physics career choice. / Halim, Lilia; Rahman, Norshariani Abd; Ramli, Nor Aidillina Mohd; Mohtar, Lilia Ellany.

International Conference for Science Educators and Teachers, ISET 2017: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference for Science Educators and Teachers. Vol. 1923 American Institute of Physics Inc., 2018. 020001.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Halim, L, Rahman, NA, Ramli, NAM & Mohtar, LE 2018, Influence of students' STEM self-efficacy on STEM and physics career choice. in International Conference for Science Educators and Teachers, ISET 2017: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference for Science Educators and Teachers. vol. 1923, 020001, American Institute of Physics Inc., 5th International Conference for Science Educators and Teachers, ISET 2017, Phuket, Thailand, 6/6/17. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5019490
Halim L, Rahman NA, Ramli NAM, Mohtar LE. Influence of students' STEM self-efficacy on STEM and physics career choice. In International Conference for Science Educators and Teachers, ISET 2017: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference for Science Educators and Teachers. Vol. 1923. American Institute of Physics Inc. 2018. 020001 https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5019490
Halim, Lilia ; Rahman, Norshariani Abd ; Ramli, Nor Aidillina Mohd ; Mohtar, Lilia Ellany. / Influence of students' STEM self-efficacy on STEM and physics career choice. International Conference for Science Educators and Teachers, ISET 2017: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference for Science Educators and Teachers. Vol. 1923 American Institute of Physics Inc., 2018.
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