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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620280
Title:
Economic motives to attend university: a cross-country study
Authors:
Bartram, Brendan
Abstract:
This paper considers students’ economic motives to attend university. Drawing on selected results from a tri-national survey involving online questionnaires and interviews with students at English, German and Portuguese universities, it examines and compares this particular extrinsic motivational dimension, alongside the influence of the national economic contexts within which the students are located. The findings suggest a strong consensus across all three settings in relation to high levels of motivation driven by the students’ economic goals – careers, qualifications and future income – irrespective of background variables and fee structures. An exploration of the impact of the broader economic climate, however, reveals a more fragmented picture. The differences revealed between national settings offer tentative evidence that the students’ perceptions of their country’s economic situation does have a differential impact on their decision to take up university studies.
Citation:
Economic motives to attend university: a cross-country study 2016, 21 (4):394 Research in Post-Compulsory Education
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Research in Post-Compulsory Education
Issue Date:
26-Oct-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620280
DOI:
10.1080/13596748.2016.1226583
Additional Links:
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13596748.2016.1226583
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1359-6748
Appears in Collections:
Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

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dc.contributor.authorBartram, Brendanen
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-14T16:30:46Z-
dc.date.available2016-11-14T16:30:46Z-
dc.date.issued2016-10-26-
dc.identifier.citationEconomic motives to attend university: a cross-country study 2016, 21 (4):394 Research in Post-Compulsory Educationen
dc.identifier.issn1359-6748en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13596748.2016.1226583-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620280-
dc.description.abstractThis paper considers students’ economic motives to attend university. Drawing on selected results from a tri-national survey involving online questionnaires and interviews with students at English, German and Portuguese universities, it examines and compares this particular extrinsic motivational dimension, alongside the influence of the national economic contexts within which the students are located. The findings suggest a strong consensus across all three settings in relation to high levels of motivation driven by the students’ economic goals – careers, qualifications and future income – irrespective of background variables and fee structures. An exploration of the impact of the broader economic climate, however, reveals a more fragmented picture. The differences revealed between national settings offer tentative evidence that the students’ perceptions of their country’s economic situation does have a differential impact on their decision to take up university studies.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13596748.2016.1226583en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Research in Post-Compulsory Educationen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectStudent motivationen
dc.subjecteconomic impacten
dc.subjecthigher educationen
dc.subjectGermanyen
dc.subjectEnglanden
dc.subjectPortugalen
dc.titleEconomic motives to attend university: a cross-country studyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalResearch in Post-Compulsory Educationen
dc.date.accepted2016-03-18-
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