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Table 9 Analysis of students’ favored career activities by grade

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 listed in top 2 favorites Grade 7 Grade 9
% Number % Number
Artistic, unusual, creative activities 47.2 283 44.5 265
Organized into routines and having order^ 29.4 173 39.4 236
Taking responsibility, providing leadership, convincing 36.4 217 36.0 213
Helping others and being concerned for welfare^ 28.6 170 34.9 204
Practical, productive, concrete activities^ 42.1 249 34.7 207
Reading, study, analysis, investigation 33.6 199 32.0 191
  1. Sample size ranges from 374 to 548 across career activities. Differences statistically significant at the .05 level or better (^). Data weighted by grade and province