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Table 3 Factor analysis for Friends and family; Teachers and mentors; Popular culture

From: Factors influencing minority student decisions to consider a career in evolutionary biology

General construct Item Factor Loadings
Friends and family Please rate the importance of each of the following people or factors in informing you about career choices Parent or guardian 0.6
Other family member 0.568
Community member 0.456
Pop culture 0.4
Rate the influence of each of the following factors on your choice of career path. Support or influence of a family member 0.597
Forced into by family or loved one 0.447
How would you rate the support for your current work in your scientific discipline? From your parent(s) or guardian(s) 0.46
From your sibling(s) 0.459
From other family member(s) 0.408
From your peer(s) 0.384
From coworker(s) 0.349
From other community members 0.419
How would you rate the disapproval to your current work in your scientific discipline? From your parent(s) or guardian(s) 0.788
From your sibling(s) 0.767
From other family member(s) 0.81
From your peer(s) 0.715
From coworker(s) 0.661
From other community members 0.657
Teachers and mentors Please rate the importance of each of the following people or factors in informing you about career choices High school teacher or instructor 0.568
High school advisor 0.444
Undergraduate instructor 0.53
Undergraduate advisor 0.557
  Rate the influence of each of the following factors on your choice of career path. Support or influence of a non-related mentor 0.509
  How would you rate the support for your current work in your scientific discipline? From your teacher(s) 0.601
From your mentor(s) 0.603
From your role model(s) 0.585
  How would you rate the disapproval to your current work in your scientific discipline? From your teacher(s) 0.69
From your mentor(s) 0.749
From your role model(s) 0.706
Popular culture Please rate the importance of each of the following people or factors in informing you about career choices Popular culture (e.g. TV, movies) 0.713
News 0.701
Rate the influence of each of the following factors on your choice of career path Visits to science museums, aquaria, planetariums, nature preserves 0.384
Popular media or personalities (e.g. NOVA, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye) 0.544