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ERIC Number: EJ1096635
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0951-354X
Socio-Economic, Environmental and Personal Factors in the Choice of Country and Higher Education Institution for Studying Abroad among International Students in Malaysia
Singh, Manjet Kaur Mehar
International Journal of Educational Management, v30 n4 p505-519 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to understand the pull factors that influenced international students' choice of country and institution for their Master's education. Design/Methodology/ Approach: This qualitative study relied upon focus group interviews with 70 international students registered in taught Master programmes at a higher education (HE) institution in Malaysia for data collection. Findings: It was found that socio-economic, environmental and personal factors played important role in the international student's decision-making process of choosing the country and HE institution. Research Limitations/Implications: The paper concludes with recommendations for Malaysian Universities to consider in their marketing strategies to promote Malaysia as an international education's hub. Originality/Value: This paper focuses on research into the lives of international students who are currently pursuing their Master education at a public Malaysian University. This paper discusses the three attributes that led this particular group of students to select Malaysia and the particular HE institution to further their taught Master programmes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Malaysia
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