‘Career and Money Aside, What's the Point of University?’ A Comparison of Students’ Non-economic Entry Motives in Three European Countries

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620211
Title:
‘Career and Money Aside, What's the Point of University?’ A Comparison of Students’ Non-economic Entry Motives in Three European Countries
Authors:
Bartram, Brendan
Abstract:
his paper explores students’ non-economic motives for attending university. Drawing on the results of a tri-national survey involving online questionnaires and email interviews with education students at English, German and Portuguese universities, it compares and discusses the extent to which the participants are motivated by a number of extrinsic and intrinsic factors. In contrast to certain other studies, the findings reveal a strong consensus across all three settings in relation to certain motivational elements—strong intrinsic desires for self-improvement and low motivations driven by social pressures or seeing university as a default option. More pronounced national differences emerge, however, regarding motives to contribute to society and the appeal of the social dimension of university life. The paper interprets the similarities and differences revealed and considers a number of conclusions.
Citation:
‘Career and Money Aside, What's the Point of University?’ A Comparison of Students’ Non-economic Entry Motives in Three European Countries 2016, 70 (3):281 Higher Education Quarterly
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Higher Education Quarterly
Issue Date:
16-May-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620211
DOI:
10.1111/hequ.12098
Additional Links:
http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/hequ.12098
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0951-5224
Appears in Collections:
Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

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dc.contributor.authorBartram, Brendanen
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-17T13:28:28Z-
dc.date.available2016-10-17T13:28:28Z-
dc.date.issued2016-05-16-
dc.identifier.citation‘Career and Money Aside, What's the Point of University?’ A Comparison of Students’ Non-economic Entry Motives in Three European Countries 2016, 70 (3):281 Higher Education Quarterlyen
dc.identifier.issn0951-5224en
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/hequ.12098-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620211-
dc.description.abstracthis paper explores students’ non-economic motives for attending university. Drawing on the results of a tri-national survey involving online questionnaires and email interviews with education students at English, German and Portuguese universities, it compares and discusses the extent to which the participants are motivated by a number of extrinsic and intrinsic factors. In contrast to certain other studies, the findings reveal a strong consensus across all three settings in relation to certain motivational elements—strong intrinsic desires for self-improvement and low motivations driven by social pressures or seeing university as a default option. More pronounced national differences emerge, however, regarding motives to contribute to society and the appeal of the social dimension of university life. The paper interprets the similarities and differences revealed and considers a number of conclusions.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWileyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/hequ.12098en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Higher Education Quarterlyen
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dc.title‘Career and Money Aside, What's the Point of University?’ A Comparison of Students’ Non-economic Entry Motives in Three European Countriesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalHigher Education Quarterlyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Wolverhampton-
dc.date.accepted2016-03-17-
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