Predictive relationships between web and human resource use and middle school students' interest in science careers: An exploratory analysis

Tiffany A. Koszalka, Barbara L. Grabowski, Nancy Darling

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Abstract

This study investigated relationships among the use of web and human resource during science class and science career interest. Results suggested that levels of science career interest could be predicted based on classroom use of web and human resources. Regular use of human resources was predictive of science career interests for boys and girls. Use of web resources was only predictive of girl's interests, on average, 7 points higher on a 36-point scale than girls who did not use web resources. Girls who used both resources scored 16 points higher than girls who used neither. Two other predictor variables found included (1) teachers who lacked science background and used web resources regularly and (2) level of student-centered instructional strategies used in the classroom. Further research is suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-184
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Career Development
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2005

Keywords

  • Educational resources
  • Science career interest
  • Web use

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychology(all)
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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