What makes girls want to study physics?

January 1st, 2014 | RESEARCH

This paper by Mujtaba and Reiss explores tendencies in girls’ and boys’ motivations, attitudes, and perceptions toward studying physics after age 16. Findings suggest that girls who want to continue studying physics understand the material and social benefits it affords. They are also more competitive than other students. However, in general, they have less confidence in their abilities than boys.


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Heather King, Author, King's College London

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Access and Inclusion: Women and Girls
Audience: Educators | Teachers | Museum | ISE Professionals | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Education and learning science | Physics
Resource Type: Research Brief | Research Products
Environment Type: Informal | Formal Connections | K-12 Programs | Public Programs