ERIC Number: EJ1169214
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Factors Affecting School Choice: What Do Malaysian Chinese Parents Want?
Siah, Poh Chua; Christina Ong, Sook Beng; Tan, Swee Mee; Sim, Chzia Poaw; Xian Thoo, Raphael Yi
Journal of School Choice, v12 n1 p34-51 2018
Aiming to explore factors affecting Malaysian Chinese parents in sending their children to either national secondary schools or Chinese independent schools, 494 parents were surveyed using a questionnaire. Results showed that parents who sent their children to Chinese independent schools have different priorities compared to those who sent theirs to national secondary schools--the former are concerned with teachers' quality, chances of learning the Chinese culture and Mandarin while the latter are concerned with tuition fees and strategic location. In general, the finding that Malaysian Chinese parents take cultural and language factors into account when choosing a suitable school for their children is interesting because both are seldom listed as important.
Descriptors: School Choice, Foreign Countries, Parents, Private Schools, Parent Surveys, Secondary School Students, Questionnaires, Teacher Effectiveness, Asian Culture, Comparative Analysis, Indonesian Languages, Chinese, Mandarin Chinese, Regression (Statistics), Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malaysia