Reports a study using the causal modeling method to verify underlying causes of student interest in enrolling in physics as predicted by the theory of planned behavior. Families were identified as major referents in the social support system for physics enrollment. Course and extracurricular conflicts and fear of failure were primary beliefs obstructing students' positive perception of physics enrollment.
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Keywords:Student Attitudes,NSDL,Education Foundations,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Secondary Education,Influences,Science Education Research,Physics Education Research,General Physics,Graduate/Professional,Enrollment Influences,Student Characteristics,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061003063117130T,Science Education,Affect,Higher Education,Secondary School Science,Physics,Educational Research,High School,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Family Influence,Education
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