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Table 5 The correlation between mathematics self-efficacy (MSE) on STEM career knowledge (SCK) scores

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

Mathematics Self-Efficacy Scale STEM career knowledge score
Average Std. deviation Number
5 6.6 6.6 365
4 4.8 7.3 304
3 3.6 7.9 194
2 3.0 8.3 197
1 2.8 8.5 101
0 3.3 7.5 105
  1. Sample size = 1266. Data weighted by grade and province. The SCK score for students with high MSE is significantly higher than the average ratings for any of the lower self-efficacy scores (Brown-Forsyth exact test = 8.7, df = 5/824, p < .01). Minimum = − 12, maximum = + 12