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AuthorSellami, Abdellatif
AuthorEl-Kassem, Rima Charbaji
AuthorAl-Qassass, Haneen Basheer
AuthorAl-Rakeb, Noof Abdulhadi
Available date2017-10-16T09:11:34Z
Publication Date2017-08-14
Publication NameEURASIA Journal of Mathematics Science and Technology Educationen_US
Identifierhttps://doi.org/10.12973/eurasia.2017.00999a
URIhttp://www.ejmste.com/,76404,0,2.html
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10576/5689
AbstractABSTRACT This study sought to explore the factors that help predict students’ interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in Qatar. Drawing on recent work in the field, the present paper examines the intersection of personal characteristics (gender and grade level) and contextual (teacher) variables, and their association with interest in STEM. The study involved a nation-wide survey of preparatory and secondary levels of education in Qatar implemented in 2015, and data from a sample of 660 preparatory (middle) and secondary (high) school students. Factor analysis extracted five valid dimensions and a path analytic model suggested that student interest in STEM is influenced by teachers, perceptions of homework assignments, self-confidence and intention to pursue further study. Gender and level of education were also identified as variables likely to affect student interest in a STEM field. The paper concludes with important recommendations for policy and suggestions for further study and research.
Languageen
PublisherModestum
Subjectcausal model
Subjectinterest in STEM
SubjectQatar National Vision 2030
Subjectpath analysis
TitleA Path Analysis of Student Interest in STEM, with Specific Reference to Qatari Students
TypeArticle
Pagination6045–6067
Issue Number9
Volume Number13
dc.identifier.essn 1305-8215
dc.identifier.essn 1305-8223


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