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Abstract Title: Examining the relationship between Career Outcome Expectations and Physic Identity
Abstract: Previous studies about career outcome expectations, or what students hope to achieve in their careers, have revealed strong relationships between outcome expectations and STEM career choice. Drawing from a US national survey with responses from 15,847 students in mandatory College English courses (Outreach Programs and Science Career Intentions, NSF \# 1161052), we examined the relationship between students' outcome expectations and physics identity.  It has previously been found that students with certain outcome expectations are more likely to develop a physics identity.  Expanding beyond prior work, we focus on how outcome expectations are related to physics identity for students grouped by: (i) medical and engineering career aspirations, and (ii) female and male self-identification.  The results provide a more nuanced understanding of the relationship between outcome expectations and physics identity for different students.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Camila Monsalve
Florida International University
227 Salamanca Ave Apt 3
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Phone: 7865635180
and Co-Presenter(s)
Zahra Hazari, Daryl McPadden, Gerhard Sonnert and Philip M. Sadler

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