Participation in tertiary study abroad programs: the role of personality

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Bakalis, Steve and Joiner, Therese A (2004) Participation in tertiary study abroad programs: the role of personality. International journal of educational management, 18 (5). pp. 286-291. ISSN 0951354X


The increasing trend for the globalisation of business has highlighted the need for a better understanding of the factors that influence levels of intercultural awareness within organisations. Within the higher education sector, one initiative that aims to address this issue is student study abroad programs. This paper reports on a study that investigates factors that influence Australian students' propensity to engage in these programs. Using both qualitative and quantitative analysis, we examined the role of students' personality in the decision to participate in study abroad programs. The implications for education in international business are discussed.

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Item type Article
DOI 10.1108/09513540410543420
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Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Economics and Finance
Historical > FOR Classification > 1401 Economic Theory
Keywords ResPubID7186. education, individual psychology, national cultures, personality, students, learning, Australia
Citations in Scopus 56 - View on Scopus
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