An Analysis of Mainland Chinese Students’ Decision to Choose Canada as Their Study Destination

An Analysis of Mainland Chinese Students’ Decision to Choose Canada as Their Study Destination

An Analysis of Mainland Chinese Students’ Decision to Choose Canada as Their Study Destination

An Analysis of Mainland Chinese Students’ Decision to Choose Canada as Their Study Destinations

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Référence bibliographique [10003]

Ji, Rui. 2011. «An Analysis of Mainland Chinese Students’ Decision to Choose Canada as Their Study Destination». Mémoire de maîtrise, Montréal, Université Concordia, Département des sciences de l’éducation.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
This «[...] study explores the gap in research relating to the pre-departure experiences of Mainland Chinese students and their motivations [to come study in Canda].» (p. 4)

Questions/Hypothèses :
«This study examines the following questions: 1. Why do Mainland Chinese students study abroad: what factors influence their decision? 2. How do Mainland Chinese students choose their study abroad destination? 3. Why do Mainland Chinese students choose Canada as their destination?» (p. 5-6)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
«In the study, the participants were eight Mainland Chinese students who came to Canada to continue their higher education.» (p. 36)

Instruments :
Guide d’entretien semi-directif

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse de contenu

3. Résumé


According to the author, «[t]he findings illustrate that there were three main factors that motivated the interviewees to study abroad. First, the participants chose to study abroad because of the lack of opportunity to get a high-quality education in China and the fierce competition for admission into top universities. Second, the participating students and their families believed that the high-quality of education in Western countries could bring competitive career advantages. Finally, parental involvement worked as a key factor. This study also demonstrates that parents and study abroad agencies were two main factors that influenced the participants’ decision to study in Canada over other countries. This study provides useful data and insights for Canadian institutions to gain a deeper understanding of Mainland Chinese students and enhance their recruitment strategies.» (p. iii)