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Students’ decision-making about postgraduate education at G University in China: the main factors and the role of family and of teachers

Liu, Dan and Morgan, W. John 2016. Students’ decision-making about postgraduate education at G University in China: the main factors and the role of family and of teachers. The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher 25 (2) , pp. 325-335. 10.1007/s40299-015-0265-y

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Abstract

The paper draws on findings from a case study which explored factors influencing students’ decision-making of postgraduate (PG) education at G University in China. Both questionnaires and follow-up interviews were used for data collection. This paper reports the main reasons for students’ choices of subject and institution for PG education, and the influences of families and teachers, and of guanxi in their decision-making. The findings show that both families and teachers play important roles in shaping students’ decision-making about PG education. It provides insights into students’ decision-making about higher education embedded in the Chinese culture of Confucianism.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
ISSN: 0119-5646
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 12 April 2021
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2021 15:30
URI: https://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/139651

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