ERIC Number: EJ825259
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
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Going Global: Understanding the Choice Process of the Intent to Study Abroad
Salisbury, Mark H.; Umbach, Paul D.; Paulsen, Michael B.; Pascarella, Ernest T.
Research in Higher Education, v50 n2 p119-143 Mar 2009
This study applies an integrated model of college choice to better describe students who do and do not intend to study abroad. Although internationalization through study abroad is widely touted as a preferred means of developing globally competent college graduates, very little is known about the factors that influence students' predisposition to study abroad. This research explores the impact of financial, human, social, and cultural capital on students' intent to study abroad. Analysis of data from the Wabash National Study of Liberal Arts Education (WNSLAE) demonstrates a complex interplay between SES, accumulated pre-college capital, and capital acquired during the freshman year. Important implications for national policy makers, senior administrators, study abroad professionals and higher education researchers are discussed.
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Choice, Study Abroad, Intention, Student Motivation, Educational Policy, Economic Factors, Socioeconomic Influences, Cultural Capital, Social Capital
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Administrators; Researchers; Policymakers
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