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Article: Intrinsic vs. extrinsic motivations of Master of Library and Information Science students: A cross-cultural comparative study

TitleIntrinsic vs. extrinsic motivations of Master of Library and Information Science students: A cross-cultural comparative study
Authors
Issue Date2016
PublisherSage Publications Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.co.uk/journal.aspx?pid=105829
Citation
Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2016 How to Cite?
AbstractThis study examined the career and learning motivation of students studying a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree programs at universities located in four different countries, namely the University of Hong Kong, National Taiwan Normal University, Peking University, and the University of Copenhagen. The MLIS students from these four universities were invited to take part in a self-completion online questionnaire survey, and 200 responses were collected in total. We discovered that their prior working experience in the library had an impact on their decision to pursue the MLIS program. We also categorized the career and learning motivation factors of MLIS learners into intrinsic and extrinsic factors, and discovered that the participants were motivated by both intrinsic and extrinsic factors to pursue their graduate studies in the Library and Information Science (LIS) field. We found that intrinsic factors influenced the students of University of Copenhagen significantly more than the other student groups, and this could be explained by Hofstede’s cultural dimensions. Our findings can assist with the formulation of development strategies for MLIS programs through a review of the LIS curriculum and help MLIS programs in different countries attract more people to pursue a career in LIS.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/231405
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.239
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.062

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorHo, KKW-
dc.contributor.authorLo, P-
dc.contributor.authorChiu, KWD-
dc.contributor.authorKONG, WSE-
dc.contributor.authorChen, JCC-
dc.contributor.authorZhou, Q-
dc.contributor.authorXu, Y-
dc.contributor.authorDalsgard, S-
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-20T05:22:53Z-
dc.date.available2016-09-20T05:22:53Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2016-
dc.identifier.issn0961-0006-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/231405-
dc.description.abstractThis study examined the career and learning motivation of students studying a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree programs at universities located in four different countries, namely the University of Hong Kong, National Taiwan Normal University, Peking University, and the University of Copenhagen. The MLIS students from these four universities were invited to take part in a self-completion online questionnaire survey, and 200 responses were collected in total. We discovered that their prior working experience in the library had an impact on their decision to pursue the MLIS program. We also categorized the career and learning motivation factors of MLIS learners into intrinsic and extrinsic factors, and discovered that the participants were motivated by both intrinsic and extrinsic factors to pursue their graduate studies in the Library and Information Science (LIS) field. We found that intrinsic factors influenced the students of University of Copenhagen significantly more than the other student groups, and this could be explained by Hofstede’s cultural dimensions. Our findings can assist with the formulation of development strategies for MLIS programs through a review of the LIS curriculum and help MLIS programs in different countries attract more people to pursue a career in LIS.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherSage Publications Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.co.uk/journal.aspx?pid=105829-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Librarianship and Information Science-
dc.rightsJournal of Librarianship and Information Science. Copyright © Sage Publications Ltd.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleIntrinsic vs. extrinsic motivations of Master of Library and Information Science students: A cross-cultural comparative study-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailChiu, KWD: dchiu88@hku.hk-
dc.description.naturepreprint-
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0961000616664564-
dc.identifier.hkuros266953-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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