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Table 2 Career activities rated by grade 7 and 9 students in Atlantic Canada as being in the top 2 favorites

From: A study of the correlation between STEM career knowledge, mathematics self-efficacy, career interests, and career activities on the likelihood of pursuing a STEM career among middle school students

Career activity Percent Number
Artistic, unusual, creative activities 45.9 548
Practical, productive, concrete activities 38.5 457
Taking responsibility, providing leadership, convincing 36.3 430
Organized into routines and having order 34.7 410
Reading, study, analysis, investigation 33.7 390
Helping others and being concerned for welfare 32.1 374
  1. Sample size = sizes range from 1182 to 1199 across career activities. Data weighted by grade and province