Greek students' science-related interests and experiences: Gender differences and correlations

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Abstract

A study examined the science-related interests and out-of-school experiences of 583 ninth-grade Greek students. Findings revealed six distinct fields of interest and five types of science-related experiences, with significant gender differences. Results showed that girls were more interested in topics related to human biology, health, and fitness and were more familiar with using instruments and devices, seeking information about nature, and doing cuisine and handicraft. Meanwhile, boys were more interested in science, technology, and their social dimension; were more interested in the threatening aspects of science and technology; and tended to engage more in manual work and computer use.

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  • Vasilia Christidou

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