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Article: Initial motivational orientation of students enrolling in undergraduate degrees

TitleInitial motivational orientation of students enrolling in undergraduate degrees
Authors
KeywordsChoice of programme
Enrolment
Entering university
Higher education
Motivation
Issue Date2010
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/03075079.asp
Citation
Studies In Higher Education, 2010, v. 35 n. 3, p. 263-276 How to Cite?
AbstractGovernments are aiming to expand the intake to higher education, so it is important to understand what motivates students to enter university and choose a particular programme. The aim of this study was to see whether a motivational orientation framework, developed to explain motivation to study, could also be applied to motivation to enrol in a selected university programme. Data were collected through individual open interviews with 36 undergraduate students at three universities in Hong Kong. Analysis used a grounded theory approach. The motivational orientation framework consists of six continua, labelled: compliance, individual goal setting, university lifestyle, sense of belonging, career and interest. It was possible to interpret data on decisions to go to university and to pick particular programmes with the framework. Students could be allocated to a position on each continuum, which then characterised their initial motivation for study. © 2010 Society for Research into Higher Education.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/130533
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 1.222
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.160
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dc.contributor.authorHo, Aen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHong, Cen_HK
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dc.date.issued2010en_HK
dc.identifier.citationStudies In Higher Education, 2010, v. 35 n. 3, p. 263-276en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0307-5079en_HK
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dc.description.abstractGovernments are aiming to expand the intake to higher education, so it is important to understand what motivates students to enter university and choose a particular programme. The aim of this study was to see whether a motivational orientation framework, developed to explain motivation to study, could also be applied to motivation to enrol in a selected university programme. Data were collected through individual open interviews with 36 undergraduate students at three universities in Hong Kong. Analysis used a grounded theory approach. The motivational orientation framework consists of six continua, labelled: compliance, individual goal setting, university lifestyle, sense of belonging, career and interest. It was possible to interpret data on decisions to go to university and to pick particular programmes with the framework. Students could be allocated to a position on each continuum, which then characterised their initial motivation for study. © 2010 Society for Research into Higher Education.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/03075079.aspen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofStudies in Higher Educationen_HK
dc.subjectChoice of programmeen_HK
dc.subjectEnrolmenten_HK
dc.subjectEntering universityen_HK
dc.subjectHigher educationen_HK
dc.subjectMotivationen_HK
dc.titleInitial motivational orientation of students enrolling in undergraduate degreesen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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