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Table 1.

Summary of data and statistical analyses.

ParticipantsPercentnMean ± SDP
Gender     
Male 18.8 48 62.54 ± 24.68  
Female 81.2 207 62.39 ± 16.43  
Age group     
18–20 84.3 215 61.00 ± 17.39 0.047 
21–25 9.4 24 70.21 ± 14.97 0.047 
26 and over 6.3 16 69.84 ± 27.83  
Major     
Biology 14.1 36 69.22 ± 13.80  
Other science 53.3 136 61.45 ± 17.96  
Non-science 31.4 80 62.09 ± 18.79  
Number of advanced biology electives     
61.6 157 61.77 ± 17.66  
34.1 87 62.94 ± 19.45  
2.7 69.00 ± 20.89  
0.4 67.00 ± 0.00  
0.8 62.50 ± 6.36  
Number of advanced mathematics electives     
28.2 72 62.85 ± 19.33  
57.6 147 62.22 ± 17.43  
12.2 31 60.52 ± 20.07  
1.2 75.33 ± 14.43  
Time engaged in informal science learning     
At least weekly 14.9 38 68.40 ± 17.48 0.043 
At least monthly 21.6 55 66.24 ± 14.00  
At least once every 3 months 13.7 35 59.34 ± 17.32  
At least once every 6 months 8.6 22 57.95 ± 22.02  
At least yearly 23.5 60 64.43 ± 17.94  
None 15.7 40 56.83 ± 18.42 0.043 
ParticipantsPercentnMean ± SDP
Gender     
Male 18.8 48 62.54 ± 24.68  
Female 81.2 207 62.39 ± 16.43  
Age group     
18–20 84.3 215 61.00 ± 17.39 0.047 
21–25 9.4 24 70.21 ± 14.97 0.047 
26 and over 6.3 16 69.84 ± 27.83  
Major     
Biology 14.1 36 69.22 ± 13.80  
Other science 53.3 136 61.45 ± 17.96  
Non-science 31.4 80 62.09 ± 18.79  
Number of advanced biology electives     
61.6 157 61.77 ± 17.66  
34.1 87 62.94 ± 19.45  
2.7 69.00 ± 20.89  
0.4 67.00 ± 0.00  
0.8 62.50 ± 6.36  
Number of advanced mathematics electives     
28.2 72 62.85 ± 19.33  
57.6 147 62.22 ± 17.43  
12.2 31 60.52 ± 20.07  
1.2 75.33 ± 14.43  
Time engaged in informal science learning     
At least weekly 14.9 38 68.40 ± 17.48 0.043 
At least monthly 21.6 55 66.24 ± 14.00  
At least once every 3 months 13.7 35 59.34 ± 17.32  
At least once every 6 months 8.6 22 57.95 ± 22.02  
At least yearly 23.5 60 64.43 ± 17.94  
None 15.7 40 56.83 ± 18.42 0.043 
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