The Journal of Volunteer Administration
In a nationwide poll commissioned by the American Association of University Women the data indicated that all students' enthusiasm for math and science is greatest in the elementary years, and drops precipitously as they get older. By high school, 52 percent of boys think they would enjoy being a scientist, but only 29 percent of girls think they would. Because of these trends we designed a study to provide information on motivating youth in science learning.
Dean, Laurel and Murdock, Shelley W., "The Effect of Voluntary Service on Adolescent Attitudes Toward Learning" (1992). Service Learning, General. 251.