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Table 5 STEM identity survey

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

  Question Strongly disagree Somewhat disagree Neutral Somewhat agree Strongly agree
1 Being a scientist is an important part of my self-image. 1 2 3 4 5
2 Having more people with my background in my field makes me feel more like a scientist. 1 2 3 4 5
3 I have noticed that sometimes the people in the Lyman Briggs community will inconvenience themselves to help me. 1 2 3 4 5
4 My ethnic identity is an important part of who I am. 1 2 3 4 5
5 I enjoy studying with other students in a group. 1 2 3 4 5
6 I often hear or read about high-achieving scientists of color. 1 2 3 4 5
7 I am a Briggsy. 1 2 3 4 5
8 I often see images of or read about high-achieving scientists of color in textbooks. 1 2 3 4 5
9 Group projects are valuable. 1 2 3 4 5
10 Thinking of myself as a scientist is compatible with other aspects of my background. 1 2 3 4 5
11 Other students in class take my suggestions/comments seriously. 1 2 3 4 5
12 I am confident in my ability to succeed in my university humanities courses. 1 2 3 4 5
13 I can effectively be a member of a team to design and build a hands-on project. 1 2 3 4 5
14 I look forward to my science courses. 1 2 3 4 5
15 I am a Spartan. 1 2 3 4 5
16 I look forward to my math courses. 1 2 3 4 5
17 I often see images of high-achieving woman scientists in museums or other public spaces. 1 2 3 4 5
18 I intend to complete a degree in science. 1 2 3 4 5
19 I am confident in my ability to succeed in my university math courses. 1 2 3 4 5
20 I have a strong sense of belonging to the scientific community. 1 2 3 4 5
21 It is my choice to study science. 1 2 3 4 5
22 The science courses in Lyman Briggs will prepare me for a job in a scientific field. 1 2 3 4 5
23 The HPS courses in Lyman Briggs will prepare me for a job in a scientific field. 1 2 3 4 5
24 Today’s complex problems require interdisciplinary solutions. 1 2 3 4 5
25 Today’s complex problems require scientists to work effectively in teams. 1 2 3 4 5
26 I like my current living situation. 1 2 3 4 5
27 I know where I can find the information I need to solve a difficult problem. 1 2 3 4 5
28 More time should be spent on hands-on projects in college. 1 2 3 4 5
29 I can explain science to my friends to help them understand a problem or an issue. 1 2 3 4 5
30 There are people at Lyman Briggs who care enough about me to criticize me when I need it. 1 2 3 4 5
31 I often hear or read about high-achieving female scientists. 1 2 3 4 5
32 I look forward to my humanities courses. 1 2 3 4 5
33 I have come to think of myself as a scientist. 1 2 3 4 5
34 My ethnic identity is an important part of my being a scientist. 1 2 3 4 5
35 I am confident in my ability to succeed in my university science courses. 1 2 3 4 5
36 Society values the work that scientists do. 1 2 3 4 5
37 Scientists help to make the world a better place. 1 2 3 4 5
38 My gender identity is an important part of my being a scientist. 1 2 3 4 5
39 It is important to me that I learn a lot of new concepts this year. 1 2 3 4 5
40 I’m certain I can figure out how to do the most difficult course work. 1 2 3 4 5
41 The people of the Lyman Briggs community tend to rely on me for support. 1 2 3 4 5
42 One of my goals in class is to learn as much as I can. 1 2 3 4 5
43 I prefer to do work as I have always done it, rather than trying something new. 1 2 3 4 5
44 Doing well in school won’t guarantee that I will get a good job later in life. 1 2 3 4 5
45 Being a part of Lyman Briggs is important to me. 1 2 3 4 5
46 I often see images of high-achieving scientists of color in museums or other public spaces. 1 2 3 4 5
47 I can effectively lead a team to design and build a hands-on project. 1 2 3 4 5
48 Being a scientist is an important reflection of who I am. 1 2 3 4 5
49 I often see images of or read about high-achieving woman scientists in textbooks. 1 2 3 4 5
50 Sometimes in Lyman Briggs I almost feel as if I am invisible. 1 2 3 4 5
51 Sometimes at MSU I almost feel as if I am invisible. 1 2 3 4 5
52 At Lyman Briggs social gatherings, no one recognizes me. 1 2 3 4 5
53 I feel like I belong in the field of science. 1 2 3 4 5
54 Often, the people in the Lyman Briggs community trust me with things that are important to them. 1 2 3 4 5
55 I am a scientist. 1 2 3 4 5
56 People of the Lyman Briggs community count on me to be there in times of need. 1 2 3 4 5
57 My chances of succeeding later in life depend on doing well in college. 1 2 3 4 5
58 People of the Lyman Briggs community tend to not remember my name. 1 2 3 4 5