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Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering
SJR: 0.468 SNIP: 0.905 CiteScore™: 1.65

ISSN Print: 1072-8325
ISSN Online: 1940-431X

Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering

DOI: 10.1615/JWomenMinorScienEng.v12.i1.40
pages 47-64

PERSITENCE OF INTEREST IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATHEMATICS: A MINORITY RETENTION STUDY

Jeffry L. White
University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana 70503
James W. Altschuld
The Ohio State University
Yi-Fang Lee
National Chi Nan University

ABSTRACT

Increased enrollment has not produced more degrees for minorities in the science, technology, engineering, or mathematics disciplines. Although there are a variety of reasons for students not persisting, a number of students undoubtedly change majors or drop out due to loss of interest. This study focused solely on interest and interaction variables for predicting persistence in a sample of students from 15 institutions in Ohio.


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