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Table 16. Percentage distribution of 2002 high school sophomores enrolled in a postsecondary institution in 2006 who declared a major, by STEM or non-STEM major in 2006 and self-efficacy in high school math classes: 2006

Self-efficacy in high school math classes STEM
major in 2006
major in 2006
Total 21.4   78.6  
I'm confident that I can do an excellent job on my math tests        
Almost never 12.1   87.9  
Sometimes 16.1   83.9  
Often 21.6   78.4  
Almost always 32.0   68.0  
I'm confident I can do an excellent job on my math assignments        
Almost never 11.7   88.3  
Sometimes 14.3   85.7  
Often 21.5   78.5  
Almost always 32.6   67.4  
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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