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ERIC Number: EJ1084684
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 66
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5930
An Exploratory Investigation of Study-Abroad Online Information Cues
Teng, Shasha; Khong, Kok Wei
Journal of Teaching in International Business, v26 n3 p177-196 2015
Despite numerous studies on the factors involved in the decision-making process on study abroad, little attention has been paid to the initial stage when students process information. This qualitative study aims to map out the cues involved when Chinese students process study-abroad information from an information-processing perspective. Findings showed that family members, the Internet, and agents were the main channels through which respondents obtained information. Recognition of qualifications by the source country, employment prospects, and price were identified as important cues. This study identified the determining role of cues by using a rating system. Using marketing cues, marketers may be able to design and align marketing strategies which are more efficient at attracting Chinese students in the future.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malaysia