Figure 16-3. Percentage of 15-year-old students who expressed interest in mathematics, based on a measure of students' intrinsic motivation to learn mathematics, by sex and country: 2012
* p < .05. Percentage is significantly different from the percentage of students of the same sex in the United States.
NOTE: The difference between female and male students is statistically significant in all countries except Indonesia, the Russian Federation, and Turkey. In the PISA student questionnaire, one of the four questions asked students whether they strongly agreed, agreed, disagreed, or strongly disagreed with the following statement: I am interested in the things I learn in mathematics. This figure shows data for students who reported that they agreed or strongly agreed with the statement. Saudi Arabia did not participate in PISA 2012.
SOURCE: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), 2012.