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Fearon, Colm; Nachmias, Stefanos; McLaughlin, Heather; Jackson, Stephen – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
This study investigates the role of personal values as motivational antecedents for understanding higher education (HE) student career decidedness among university business school (UBS) students. We propose a new "protean"-informed HE student career decidedness model for theorizing how both personal values and social capital mediators…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Career Choice, Higher Education, Focus Groups
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Martín, P.; Potocnik, K.; Fras, A. B. – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
Innovation in the workplace has been claimed to be a key factor in organizational survival and success. As future workers, university students are a major source of future innovations in organizational settings. Before they enter the labour market, it is in the context of Higher Education that they start developing some of their long-term…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Achievement Need, Innovation, Longitudinal Studies
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Webb, Rob; Watson, Duncan; Cook, Steve; Arico, Fabio – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
Using as a starting point in the recent work of Mountford-Zimdars et al., the authors analyse attitudes towards expanding higher education (HE) opportunities in the UK. The authors propose that the approach of Mountford-Zimdars et al. is flawed not only in its adoption of a multivariate logistic regression but also in its interpretation of…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Access to Education, Higher Education, Equal Education
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Souto-Otero, Manuel; Enders, Jürgen – Studies in Higher Education, 2017
The article examines, primarily based on large-scale survey data, the functionalist proposition that HE customers, students and employers, demand rankings to be able to adopt informed decisions on where to study and who to recruit respectively. This is contrasted to a Weberian "conflict" perspective on rankings in which positional…
Descriptors: Reputation, Higher Education, Student Recruitment, Foreign Students
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Pedro, Eugénia; Franco, Mário – Studies in Higher Education, 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…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Foreign Students, Student Mobility, Foreign Countries
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Nguyen, ThuyUyen H.; Charity, Ian; Robson, Andrew – Studies in Higher Education, 2016
This study investigates students' perceptions of computer-based learning environments, their attitude towards business statistics, and their academic achievement in higher education. Guided by learning environments concepts and attitudinal theory, a theoretical model was proposed with two instruments, one for measuring the learning environment and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement
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Cotton, Debby R. E.; Alcock, Ian – Studies in Higher Education, 2013
Sustainability is an increasingly important issue in higher education, both in the UK and internationally. Although environmental sustainability is the most frequently identified of the three pillars of sustainability (social and economic sustainability being less widely understood), there has been little previous research which has quantitatively…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Sustainability, Cohort Analysis
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Kalafatis, Stavros; Ledden, Lesley – Studies in Higher Education, 2013
The marketisation of higher education has led to the need for universities to apply marketing concepts normally associated with commercial markets to the educational context. Consumer value, which considers how consumers perceive the outcomes of their consumption experiences, is one such concept. This study examines the impact that students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Benefits, Commercialization