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ERIC Number: EJ769946
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1060-9393
Goals and Motives for Enrolling in an Institution of Higher Learning
Krutii, I. A.; Fursov, K. S.
Russian Education and Society, v49 n3 p35-46 Mar 2007
This article discusses the findings of a sociological survey carried out by the Institute for Comprehensive Social Research and the Academy of Modern Humanities in November and December 2004. The survey was designed to determine people's goals on enrolling in an institution of higher learning, to discern the basic motives that guide a secondary school graduate when deciding to acquire a higher education, and to rate the basic parameters of a college or university that students take into account when choosing a particular institution. The sample consisted of 590 students in the tenth and eleventh grades of schools in Moscow and nearby communities in the Moscow area. The survey was conducted at the Twentieth International Exhibition "Education and Career." Most of the upper-grade students (66 percent) lived in Moscow, a little more than one-quarter (26 percent) lived in nearby communities, and the rest lived in other cities. Judging from the data obtained, Russian upper-grade students place an extremely high value on a higher education. The overwhelming majority (79.2 percent) say that it is "unquestionably essential" to have a higher education; 14.3 percent say that it is "quite necessary," 0.9 percent said that a higher education "is not that necessary"; and 0.3 percent said that it "is not necessary at all." About 5 percent are not prepared to take any position. This breakdown does not depend on the gender, age, family, social, and demographic characteristics, or respondents' shared values. (Contains 5 tables, 1 figure and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Russia (Moscow)