Persitence of interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics: A minority retention study

Jeffry L. White, James W. Altschuld, Yi Fang Lee

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Increased enrollment has not produced more degrees for minorities in the science, technology, engineering, or mathematics disciplines. Although there are a variety of reasons for students not persisting, a number of students undoubtedly change majors or drop out due to loss of interest. This study focused solely on interest and interaction variables for predicting persistence in a sample of students from 15 institutions in Ohio.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-64
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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