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Table 3 The upper-secondary school students’ reasons for choosing or rejecting mathematics

From: Students’ reasons for STEM choices and the relationship of mathematics choice to university admission

 Advanced mathematicsBasic mathematics
Reason categoriesChoosingRejectingChoosingRejecting
 FemaleMaleTotalFemaleMaleTotalFemaleMaleTotalFemaleMaleTotal
Usefulness21614335942165823123513398231
Enjoyment, interest6752119127413139342532174
Logistics132151241613215141731
Self-efficacy, ability, competence32225493451387932111454085
Advice, teaching, other12132551318121123101121
Total3402325722798236116660226255187442