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Table. 7.

Comparison of interest in physics according to 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)
Topic Structure of atom 3.49 3.64 3.34 3.82 3.80 3.74 3.86 3.65 2.89
Quantum phenomena 3.32 3.69 3.20 3.73 4.00 3.84 3.69 3.49 2.70
Quantum technology 3.30 3.75 3.20 3.77 4.03 3.92 3.62 3.51 2.69
Motive Curiosity 3.62 3.95 3.56 3.95 4.15 4.04 3.92 3.72 3.24
Knowledge 3.57 3.76 3.48 3.81 3.99 3.86 3.91 3.64 3.11
Career 3.07 3.30 2.89 3.38 3.77 3.71 3.40 2.96 2.28
College 3.17 3.32 2.96 3.51 3.66 3.72 3.41 3.09 2.40
Society 3.69 3.83 3.59 3.90 4.00 3.97 3.88 3.72 3.30
Activity Experiment 3.77 3.89 3.65 4.01 4.10 4.08 3.92 3.93 3.25
Cultural 3.60 3.84 3.56 3.83 4.01 3.92 3.79 3.76 3.25
Exercise 3.33 3.41 3.11 3.66 3.65 3.67 3.48 3.39 2.72
Lecture 3.48 3.62 3.30 3.76 3.93 3.78 3.66 3.59 2.99
Discussion 3.26 3.48 3.15 3.54 3.73 3.58 3.52 3.43 2.78
New Phys.: Sae Mulli 2022;72:769~781 https://doi.org/10.3938/NPSM.72.769
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