ERIC Number: EJ844864
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
Perceptions and Preferences of Study Abroad: Do Business Students Have Different Needs?
Toncar, Mark F.; Reid, Jane S.; Anderson, Cynthia E.
Journal of Teaching in International Business, v17 n1-2 p61-80 2005
This research compares the study-abroad perceptions and preferences of business and non-business majors. The results suggest that the two groups have somewhat different motivations for studying abroad. On balance, business students appear more pragmatic than their non-business counterparts, expressing greater concern for financial issues, and the effects of study abroad on both graduation dates and future job prospects. However, the two groups expressed virtually unanimous agreement when asked to describe their specific preferences regarding a study-abroad program. The results suggest that although the two groups seem driven by different motivations, their study-abroad needs may be satisfied by a single, carefully designed program. (Contains 5 tables.)
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Study Abroad, Business Education, Student Needs, Student Attitudes, Comparative Analysis, Student Motivation, Employment Potential, Graduation, Educational Finance, Program Design, Surveys, Statistical Analysis, Cultural Awareness, International Trade, Nonmajors
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A