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Table 1 Mean agreement with the survey statement for the control group

From: How to foster the formation of STEM identity: studying diversity in an authentic learning environment

Statement Pre-survey mean (SD) Post-survey mean (SD) Direction change P value
I am confident in my ability to succeed in my university math courses. 4.00 (1.00) 4.47 (0.72) Increase 0.09
I have a strong sense of belonging to the scientific community. 3.53 (0.72) 3.88 (0.70) Increase 0.06
I have come to think of myself as a scientist. 3.18 (1.07) 3.88 (0.78) Increase 0.02
It is important to me that I learn a lot of new concepts this year. 4.76 (0.56) 4.47 (0.72) Decrease 0.10
One of my goals in class is to learn as much as I can. 4.71 (0.59) 4.06 (0.83) Decrease 0.00
My chances of succeeding later in life depend on doing well in college. 4.29 (1.05) 4.71 (0.77) Increase 0.07
  1. Students responded on a Likert scale of 1–5, with 1 being strongly disagree and 5 being strongly agree