ERIC Number: EJ1048376
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 100
Promises from Afar: A Model of International Student Psychological Contract in Business Education
Bordia, Sarbari; Bordia, Prashant; Restubog, Simon Lloyd D.
Studies in Higher Education, v40 n2 p212-232 2015
Despite their significant presence in western business schools, the needs and experiences of international students have not been adequately reflected in the business education literature. We draw upon psychological contract theory--used to understand employer-employee relationships--to develop a novel theoretical model on the international student-usiness school relationship. Based on a review of psychological contract and international education literatures, we propose that students perceive a variety of institutional obligations arising from explicit and implicit promises made by business schools. Fulfilment or breach of these obligations will impact upon students' educational performance and satisfaction. We also examine ways in which students' cultural orientation might moderate the psychological contract process.
Descriptors: Foreign Students, College Students, Business Administration Education, Student College Relationship, Models, Cultural Differences, Academic Achievement, Satisfaction
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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