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Table. 4.

Comparison of students’ perceived importance of physics by respondents’ background.

Construct Category Gender Course-taken Career path
Female (N=506) Male (N=425) Science (N=500) Physics I (N=284) Physics II (N=147) Engineering (N=342) Science (N=187) Medical (N=188) Etc (N=214)
Importance in future FE 7.9% 9.6% 9.4% 8.5% 6.8% 8.4% 6.3% 10.6% 9.7%
EM 39.5% 23.8% 33.4% 33.5% 26.5% 29.4% 32.8% 28.2% 40.6%
LW 5.9% 5.6% 5.0% 8.1% 4.1% 6.7% 4.7% 3.7% 7.2%
RG 9.3% 6.1% 10.2% 6.0% 3.4% 3.8% 9.4% 10.1% 11.1%
QM 37.4% 54.8% 42.0% 44.0% 59.2% 51.7% 46.9% 47.3% 31.4%
New Phys.: Sae Mulli 2022;72:769~781 https://doi.org/10.3938/NPSM.72.769
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