Motivations of Government-Sponsored Kurdish Students for Pursuing Postgraduate Studies Abroad
作者: Ahmad Bayiz AhmadHemin Ali HassanMustafa Wshyar Abdulla Al-Ahmedi
作者单位: 1Beihang University, Beijing, China
2University of Raparin, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
3Koya University, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
刊名: Journal of Studies in International Education, 2017, Vol.21 (2), pp.105-119
来源数据库: Sage Publications, Inc.
DOI: 10.1177/1028315316662982
关键词: Kurdish studentsHCDPstudy abroadhigher educationKurdistanIraq
原始语种摘要: This study examines the motivations of government-sponsored Kurdish students to study abroad and the reasons for choosing a particular country as their destination choice. Based on data we collected through an online survey and follow-up interviews, we compare demographic differences to explore the diversity among this cohort. The findings of the study show that motivations for overseas education are mainly related to career advancement and experiencing a good quality education. The study also shows that social agents have less influence on Kurdish students who tend to be older and more independent than most study abroad students.
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