Perseverance in Science Education: A Longitudinal Study on the Academic Journeys of Eight Female Students
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This longitudinal study follows the progress of eight female students from secondary school to the end of their first degree. The research identifies factors responsible for the students’ perseverance in science education. Detailed comparison of case studies displays similarities which include a positive attitude towards science education from an early age, consistent results with school and university examinations, teacher, peer and family support, and most importantly, individual determination as the key factors for their success.