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Decision Making: Spatio-temporal Contexts of Decision-making in Education Abroad

Brooks, R; Waters, J; (2020) Decision Making: Spatio-temporal Contexts of Decision-making in Education Abroad. In: Ogden, A and Streitwieser, B and van Mol, C, (eds.) Education Abroad: Bridging Scholarship and Practice. (pp. 15-27). Routledge: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

Decisions are typically influenced by students’ social characteristics, particularly their social class. An increasing number of students within the European Union and more widely are being given the opportunity, as part of a higher education degree programme, to study for a period (usually between one term and one year) abroad. There are many theories of decision-making that have informed work on international student mobility, such as: ‘rational choice theory’, ‘expectancy theory’, and the ‘theory of planned behaviour’. Students are shaped by their social class and family background and gender, amongst other factors. Extant research has provided clear evidence of the significant impact a student’s social class and family background can have on a decision to move abroad for part of a degree programme. Decisions about whether or not to move abroad for part of a higher education programme are also informed by the wider economic and political context in which both institutions and individuals are situated.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Decision Making: Spatio-temporal Contexts of Decision-making in Education Abroad
ISBN-13: 9781138364288
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.4324/9780429431463
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429431463
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Education, Practice and Society
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Geography
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10096397
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