Malaysia Science and Engineering Career Expectations

The 2018 PISA survey also included a portion where students were asked about their science and engineering career aspirations. A comparable proportion of both Malaysian boys and girls (18% and 6%, respectively) as the OECD average proportion of boys and girls (15% and 7%, respectively) expect to have a science or engineering career by age 30. Despite Malaysian girls having slightly higher scores on math and science portions of PISA assessment than their male peers, the gender gap in these science and engineering aspirations was more pronounced among Malaysian students than among students from OECD countries.

 


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