Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivators of Why Women Enter STEM
Name: Marian Overfield
Advisor: Meredith Hope
This study examines the relationship between types of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) majors and motivation levels. Demographically, this study looked at female identifying individuals at the undergraduate level, who had already declared their major. Women from the College of Wooster completed surveys on reasons why they had decided to major in STEM. Surveys also asked whether they felt a sense of belonging or not within their specific department, based on peer and faculty interaction and appreciation. Data was analyzed using bivariate correlations, ANOVAs, and linear regressions. No significant results were found for the first two hypotheses, however trending positive data was found against hypothesis three, where women of Southeast Asian descent had highest levels of sense of belonging out of any ethnicity.
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