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ERIC Number: EJ1105872
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0307-5079
The Importance of Networks in the Transnational Mobility of Higher Education Students: Attraction and Satisfaction of Foreign Mobility Students at a Public University
Pedro, Eugénia; Franco, Mário
Studies in Higher Education, v41 n9 p1627-1655 2016
Advancing the understanding of academic mobility becomes essential since this phenomenon is gaining prominence in the context of the internationalization of European higher education, with repercussions in economic terms for the host institution itself and its surrounding region. From a network theory perspective, this study intends to understand what motivates students in transnational mobility (TM) to seek certain Institutions of Higher Education rather than others. In keeping with the state-of-the-art, the aim is also to obtain indications that associate, or not, those students' previous contact with social networks. Through research of a quantitative, exploratory nature, this study presents results referring to 81 TM students at a Portuguese state university, University of Beira Interior. From these results, it can be inferred that the public and private reasons that attract and perpetuate the TM of higher education students are associated with the adoption of social networks. Some implications for theory and practice are also presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Portugal
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