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Table. 5.

Comparison of students’ preference for physics by respondents’ background.

Dimension 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)
Emotional response FE 3.18 3.61 3.14 3.58 3.81 3.73 3.52 3.25 2.77
EM 3.03 3.52 2.85 3.62 3.90 3.73 3.41 3.03 2.53
LW 3.20 3.59 3.10 3.57 3.93 3.71 3.57 3.32 2.70
RG 3.34 3.74 3.22 3.76 4.12 3.88 3.74 3.44 2.81
QM 3.19 3.61 3.10 3.57 3.95 3.73 3.62 3.31 2.63
Valuational comprehension FE 3.69 3.91 3.62 3.97 4.03 4.03 3.88 3.69 3.41
EM 4.05 4.16 3.92 4.28 4.36 4.37 4.18 3.96 3.69
LW 3.86 3.97 3.76 4.03 4.21 4.13 3.98 3.82 3.57
RG 3.77 3.85 3.69 3.93 3.97 3.99 3.95 3.75 3.42
QM 3.92 4.12 3.86 4.11 4.35 4.28 4.06 3.97 3.55
Behavioral volition FE 3.75 4.01 3.62 4.11 4.27 4.14 3.97 3.8 3.39
EM 3.75 3.99 3.58 4.13 4.29 4.16 3.95 3.78 3.35
LW 3.68 3.86 3.52 3.97 4.19 4.01 3.86 3.73 3.29
RG 3.64 3.78 3.49 3.91 4.04 3.90 3.79 3.74 3.27
QM 3.51 3.59 3.32 3.71 3.96 3.80 3.68 3.51 3.02
New Phys.: Sae Mulli 2022;72:769~781 https://doi.org/10.3938/NPSM.72.769
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