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Table 6 Beta coefficients of the multiple linear regressions predicting participation in optional summer science experiences for higher SES and lower SES participants

From: Predicting pathways to optional summer science experiences by socioeconomic status and the impact on science attitudes and skills

  Home-related Nature-related STEM camps
Higher SES Lower SES Higher SES Lower SES Higher SES Lower SES
Fascination .32a .07b .32a .07b .06 − .03
Values .0001 .08 − .08 − .05 .01 .08
Competency beliefs .11 .21 .08 .25 .17 .10
SSM .04 .02 .07 .01 .01 − .16
Gender .19 .12 − .13 − .04 .15 .08
Grade − .02 .05 − .07 − .01 − .001 .10
Minority − .02 .01 − .12 − .04 .07 .03
  1. Regression included N = 339, 356, and 355 for the higher SES group and N = 259, 269, and 272 for the lower SES group for home-related experiences, nature-related experiences, and STEM camps, respectively. Regression controls for gender, grade, and minority status. Reference group is non-minority women. Bolded text denotes statistically significant predictors within SES group, and superscripts denote statistically significant differences in predictor coefficients across SES groups, both alpha thresholds set at p < .05
  2. aDifferent from Lower SES
  3. bDifferent from Higher SES