TITLE

AN INVESTIGATION ON WHETHER OR NOT CHINESE STUDENTS HAVE ACHIEVED THEIR EXPECTATIONS TO STUDY IN U.S. UNIVERSITIES?

AUTHOR(S)
Hegarty, Niall; Fuxman, Leonora; Elifoglu, Hilmi; Chao, Chiang-nan
PUB. DATE
March 2014
SOURCE
International Journal of Education Research;Spring2014, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p163
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This study explores whether or not Chinese students have achieved their expectations while studying at U.S. universities. This study investigates the decision factors that lead to Chinese students studying at the U.S. as their preferred destination. This study in U.S colleges and universities compares whether or not these students' experiences have met their expectations of study in the U.S. A better understanding of Chinese students' expectations of study in universities at the U.S. and whether or not these students have achieved their expectations will enable educators and administrators better serve this market segment. Although choosing to study in the U.S. is an academic endeavor, the decision making leading to such a choice are not solely academic in nature. The results of this study offers academicians and university administrators a better understanding of the thought process of Chinese students in terms of how closely the reality of studying in the U.S. compared to their expectations of same. The study is an informational glimpse for educators and administrators showing that this market segment cannot be neglected due to its size and that continued positive service to this student population is desirable.
ACCESSION #
97467281

 

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