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Article: Attitudes and aspirations regarding engineering among Chinese secondary school students: comparisons between industrialising and post-industrial geo-engineering regions of Mainland China and Hong Kong

TitleAttitudes and aspirations regarding engineering among Chinese secondary school students: comparisons between industrialising and post-industrial geo-engineering regions of Mainland China and Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2018
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/03057925.asp
Citation
Compare: a journal of comparative and international education, 2018, v. 48 n. 4, p. 608-629 How to Cite?
AbstractSchool-based pipelines/routes for university and technical engineering education are recognised as important for economic development and the high-school years are critical for shaping students’ career aspirations and attitudes. This study examined a range of attitudes/experiences on the aspirations of secondary students to pursue engineering education and vocation. Experiential/attitudinal aspects covered demographic characteristics, family/school support, practical learning experiences, curricular/extra-curricular experiences, attitudes, perceptions and engineering-efficacy that may affect aspirations. A validated questionnaire capturing these variables was administered to respective samples of secondary school students from four Chinese geo-engineering regions (Beijing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and ShanXi; 5965 students) that represent differing degrees of industrialisation. Comparative analyses across regions show ‘doing’ engineering is key to motivating students’ aspirations; while regional variations suggest that schooling and family factors are generally more significant in industrialising Mainland cities, and extracurricular opportunities and personal factors are more significant for students in post-industrial Hong Kong.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/243886
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2017 Impact Factor: 1.828
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.493
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dc.contributor.authorKutnick, PJ-
dc.contributor.authorZhu, ZY-
dc.contributor.authorChan, CKY-
dc.contributor.authorChan, RYY-
dc.contributor.authorLee, BPY-
dc.contributor.authorLai, VKW-
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-25T03:00:48Z-
dc.date.available2017-08-25T03:00:48Z-
dc.date.issued2018-
dc.identifier.citationCompare: a journal of comparative and international education, 2018, v. 48 n. 4, p. 608-629-
dc.identifier.issn0305-7925-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/243886-
dc.description.abstractSchool-based pipelines/routes for university and technical engineering education are recognised as important for economic development and the high-school years are critical for shaping students’ career aspirations and attitudes. This study examined a range of attitudes/experiences on the aspirations of secondary students to pursue engineering education and vocation. Experiential/attitudinal aspects covered demographic characteristics, family/school support, practical learning experiences, curricular/extra-curricular experiences, attitudes, perceptions and engineering-efficacy that may affect aspirations. A validated questionnaire capturing these variables was administered to respective samples of secondary school students from four Chinese geo-engineering regions (Beijing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and ShanXi; 5965 students) that represent differing degrees of industrialisation. Comparative analyses across regions show ‘doing’ engineering is key to motivating students’ aspirations; while regional variations suggest that schooling and family factors are generally more significant in industrialising Mainland cities, and extracurricular opportunities and personal factors are more significant for students in post-industrial Hong Kong.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/03057925.asp-
dc.relation.ispartofCompare: a journal of comparative and international education-
dc.rightsThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Compare: a journal of comparative and international education on 17 Jul 2017, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03057925.2017.1347033-
dc.titleAttitudes and aspirations regarding engineering among Chinese secondary school students: comparisons between industrialising and post-industrial geo-engineering regions of Mainland China and Hong Kong-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailKutnick, PJ: pkutnick@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailChan, CKY: cecilia.chan@caut.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailLee, BPY: bettylee_hku@yahoo.com.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityKutnick, PJ=rp01414-
dc.identifier.authorityChan, CKY=rp00892-
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/03057925.2017.1347033-
dc.identifier.hkuros273756-
dc.identifier.volume48-
dc.identifier.issue4-
dc.identifier.spage608-
dc.identifier.epage629-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000432722300008-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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