"Underlining factors in deciding to pursue Australian higher education in Singapore": an International students' perspective

Bhati, Abhishek, Lee, Derrick, and Kairon, Harjinder (2014) "Underlining factors in deciding to pursue Australian higher education in Singapore": an International students' perspective. In: Procedia: social and behavioral sciences (116) pp. 1064-1067. From: 5th World Conference on Educational Sciences, 5-8 February 2013, Rome, Italy.

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The international demand for tertiary education has grown tremendously as enrolment increased from a mere 6.5 million in 1950 to 88 million in 2000 (Larsen & Vincent-Lancrin, 2002). Boehm et al (2002) predicted that by 2025, there will be 7 million students studying overseas compared to 1.4 million in the early 1990s. This research focus on identifying the underlying factors influencing the decision of students from China and India to pursue tertiary education at Australian institutes of higher education located in Singapore. The study expands the six factor model (Mazzarol, 1997) by incorporating variables relevant to Asian context. The research design adopts a mixed method approach in a survey of the literature and online survey of students from India and China. The findings include a statistical analysis of factors and considerations influencing the decision of these students, the role of education services agents in their home country and a discussion on the conceptual framework of the evoked set of factors influencing the decision of an international student. The study makes important recommendations to stakeholders in higher education sector in Asia-Pacific region.

Item ID: 28850
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISSN: 1877-0428
Keywords: international education, Indian students, Chinese students, study destination
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2014 04:25
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1503 Business and Management > 150308 International Business @ 50%
13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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