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Article: Travelling a thousand miles: Hong Kong Chinese students' study abroad experience

TitleTravelling a thousand miles: Hong Kong Chinese students' study abroad experience
Authors
KeywordsGoals
Hong Kong Chinese students
Host country experiences
Intercultural learning
Learning outcomes
Study abroad
Issue Date2011
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ijintrel
Citation
International Journal Of Intercultural Relations, 2011, v. 35 n. 1, p. 69-78 How to Cite?
AbstractThis study focused on Chinese students' goals, experiences, and learning outcomes associated with their participation in study abroad. Data were drawn from survey responses from 214 undergraduates of a university in Hong Kong who studied or engaged in overseas internships/volunteer work in 20 countries. To explore the data, an experiential intercultural learning model was proposed. This model views study abroad as an active learning process in which study abroad goals motivate students to engage in experiences likely to enhance their intercultural, disciplinary/career, and personal competences. The findings suggested interrelatedness of students' study abroad goals, host country experiences and learning outcomes. Specifically, alignment between students' learning outcomes and study abroad goals was identified through a comparison of results from content analysis of students' perception of important things learned (an open-ended item) and the descriptive statistics on students' perception of achievement of study abroad goals. Correlation analysis indentified close relationships between students' achievement of study abroad goals (i.e. personal development goals, intercultural development goals, and disciplinary/career development goals) and host country experiences (i.e. study/work experiences, intercultural experiences, and personal changes as a result of the experiences). Personal changes were correlated with intercultural experiences and with study/work experiences. The findings implied that for optimal student development via study abroad, students need to be encouraged in setting goals relating to intercultural, personal and academic/career development, and to orient actions toward such goals. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/143005
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 0.963
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.581
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dc.contributor.authorYang, Men_HK
dc.contributor.authorWebster, Ben_HK
dc.contributor.authorProsser, Men_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T03:02:21Z-
dc.date.available2011-10-28T03:02:21Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_HK
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal Of Intercultural Relations, 2011, v. 35 n. 1, p. 69-78en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0147-1767en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/143005-
dc.description.abstractThis study focused on Chinese students' goals, experiences, and learning outcomes associated with their participation in study abroad. Data were drawn from survey responses from 214 undergraduates of a university in Hong Kong who studied or engaged in overseas internships/volunteer work in 20 countries. To explore the data, an experiential intercultural learning model was proposed. This model views study abroad as an active learning process in which study abroad goals motivate students to engage in experiences likely to enhance their intercultural, disciplinary/career, and personal competences. The findings suggested interrelatedness of students' study abroad goals, host country experiences and learning outcomes. Specifically, alignment between students' learning outcomes and study abroad goals was identified through a comparison of results from content analysis of students' perception of important things learned (an open-ended item) and the descriptive statistics on students' perception of achievement of study abroad goals. Correlation analysis indentified close relationships between students' achievement of study abroad goals (i.e. personal development goals, intercultural development goals, and disciplinary/career development goals) and host country experiences (i.e. study/work experiences, intercultural experiences, and personal changes as a result of the experiences). Personal changes were correlated with intercultural experiences and with study/work experiences. The findings implied that for optimal student development via study abroad, students need to be encouraged in setting goals relating to intercultural, personal and academic/career development, and to orient actions toward such goals. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ijintrelen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Intercultural Relationsen_HK
dc.subjectGoalsen_HK
dc.subjectHong Kong Chinese studentsen_HK
dc.subjectHost country experiencesen_HK
dc.subjectIntercultural learningen_HK
dc.subjectLearning outcomesen_HK
dc.subjectStudy abroaden_HK
dc.titleTravelling a thousand miles: Hong Kong Chinese students' study abroad experienceen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0147-1767&volume=35&spage=69&epage=78&date=2011&atitle=Travelling+a+thousand+miles:+Hong+Kong+Chinese+students’+study+abroad+experienceen_US
dc.identifier.emailWebster, B: bwebster@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailProsser, M: mprosser@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ijintrel.2010.09.010en_HK
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dc.identifier.hkuros184063en_US
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dc.identifier.volume35en_HK
dc.identifier.issue1en_HK
dc.identifier.spage69en_HK
dc.identifier.epage78en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridYang, M=8984637400en_HK
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