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ERIC Number: EJ1140939
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1936-3478
Driving Forces Which Enthuse the Continuous Growth of Chinese Students in U.S. Colleges: A Preliminary Study on Chinese Students' Motives
Chao, Chiang-nan; Hegarty, Niall
Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, v10 n2 p27-34 Fall 2014
This study examines the presence of Chinese students in U.S. universities and colleges. Due to the large number of Chinese students in the United States this research attempts to explore the reasons why so many Chinese students choose to study abroad and why the United States is their preferred destination. This population is a vital component of university life at many colleges and a much needed source of financial revenue. A total of 200 students completed a questionnaire yielding 87 usable responses. Specifically, the motivation behind Chinese students' reasons for attending college in the U.S is explored. The results indicate that Chinese students are seeking education with a world view and opt to break from the Chinese system of learning. Although choosing to study in the U.S. is an academic endeavor the reasons behind that choice is not solely for academics. This article seeks to offer academicians and university administrators a deeper understanding of the motivation of these Chinese students and contribute to the knowledge area extant on this population.
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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: United States; China
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