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dc.contributor.authorBartram, Brendan
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-14T16:30:46Z
dc.date.available2016-11-14T16:30:46Z
dc.date.issued2016-10-26
dc.identifier.citationBartram, B. (2016). Economic motives to attend university: a cross-country study. Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 21 (4) pp 394-408. doi: 10.1080/13596748.2016.1226583
dc.identifier.issn1359-6748
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.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13596748.2016.1226583
dc.subjectStudent motivation
dc.subjecteconomic impact
dc.subjecthigher education
dc.subjectGermany
dc.subjectEngland
dc.subjectPortugal
dc.titleEconomic motives to attend university: a cross-country study
dc.typeJournal article
dc.identifier.journalResearch in Post-Compulsory Education
dc.date.accepted2016-03-18
rioxxterms.funderUniversity of Wolverhampton
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUOW141116BB
rioxxterms.versionAM
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-04-26
dc.source.volume21
dc.source.issue4
dc.source.beginpage394
dc.source.endpage408
refterms.dateFCD2018-10-19T09:12:35Z
refterms.versionFCDAM
refterms.dateFOA2018-04-26T00:00:00Z
html.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.


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