Darrel J Wiens, Dayna J Depping, Stacey R Wallerich, Emily S Van Larr, Angela L Juhl Sep/Oct 2003 Journal of College Science Teaching v 33, no. 1, p. 32-36
Do females and males choose science for different reasons? In this study 271 college biology students were surveyed to learn when they became interested and what factors determined their origin and maintenance of interest in biology. One finding was that females were more likely to cite a positive influence with a teacher as a factor for becoming interested in science, which has implications for teacher behavior in fostering an interest in science among female students.