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written by Florin D. Lung, Geoff Potvin, Gerhard Sonnert, and Philip M. Sadler
Using data collected from a nationally-representative sample of first-year college students, we examine how students' identity development as physics persons and their likelihood to pursue a career in physical science is predicted by differing immigrant experiences. We consider broad factors having a social, economic, or cultural nature as covariates in a propensity score model that assesses differences due to immigrant generation. Our results show that, when controlling for such factors as race/ethnicity, socio-economic status, and gender, students' physics identities and the likelihood of choosing a career in physical science are significantly higher amongst first generation students than second generation (or later) students. We conclude that physical science as a career option can be influenced by the experiences of being an immigrant and through the relationship between origin and host culture.
Physics Education Research Conference 2011
Part of the PER Conference series
Omaha, Nebraska: August 3-4, 2011
Volume 1413, Pages 259-262
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10.1063/1.3680044
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01.30.Cc
01.40.Fk
89.65.Cd
89.65.Ef
Keywords:
PERC 2011, career choice, cultural identity, immigrant generation, propensity score matching
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F. Lung, G. Potvin, G. Sonnert, and P. Sadler, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, 2011, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11860&DocID=2710).
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F. Lung, G. Potvin, G. Sonnert, and P. Sadler, The effect of immigration status on physics identity and physical science career intentions, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, 2011, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11860&DocID=2710>.
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Lung, F., Potvin, G., Sonnert, G., & Sadler, P. (2011, August 3-4). The effect of immigration status on physics identity and physical science career intentions. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska. Retrieved October 25, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11860&DocID=2710
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Lung, F, G. Potvin, G. Sonnert, and P. Sadler. "The effect of immigration status on physics identity and physical science career intentions." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2011, Omaha, Nebraska, August 3-4, 2011. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11860&DocID=2710 (accessed 25 October 2014).
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Lung, Florin, Geoff Potvin, Gerhard Sonnert, and Philip Sadler. "The effect of immigration status on physics identity and physical science career intentions." Physics Education Research Conference 2011. Omaha, Nebraska: 2011. 259-262 Vol. 1413 of PER Conference. 25 Oct. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11860&DocID=2710>.
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