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Table 15. Percentage distribution of 2002 high school sophomores enrolled in a postsecondary institution in 2006 who declared a major, by STEM and non-STEM major in 2006 and high school math enjoyment: 2006

High school math enjoyment STEM major in 2006   Non-STEM major in 2006  
Total 21.4   78.6  
When I do mathematics, I sometimes get totally absorbed        
Strongly agree 37.7   62.36  
Agree 22.3   77.7  
Disagree 17.4   82.6  
Strongly disagree 13.5   86.5  
Because doing mathematics is fun, I wouldn't want to give it up        
Strongly agree 40.2   59.8  
Agree 27.4   72.6  
Disagree 17.6   82.4  
Strongly disagree 12.3   87.7  
Mathematics is important to me personally        
Strongly agree 39.9   61.1  
Agree 22.8   77.2  
Disagree 15.0   85.0  
Strongly disagree 13.8   86.2  
NOTE: Totals are weighted by F2QWT and other estimates are weighted by F2BYWT. The flag variable G10COHRT was used to produce data that are based on 2002 high school sophomores interviewed in both 2002 and 2006. Details may not sum to 100 percent due to rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, "Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS: 2002) Second Follow-up, 2006."

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