Motivation to study in Higher Education:a comparison between Germany and Great Britain

Abstract

This article deals with reasons for the motivation to study in higher education. To find out about motives, around 200 A-level students in Germany and Great Britain were asked about their plans for the time after completion of their A-levels. Through socio-demographic data the authors could deploy facts about social backgrounds and the affiliations to socio-economic classes. There are some expected findings (e.g., British A-level students are more likely to study than their German comrades) and some pretty unexpected results (e.g., social classes do not seem to divide students into choosing university or not).

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/03797720903392235
Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Operations & Information Management
College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities
Additional Information: This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Loeber, Sandra and Higson, Helen E. (2009) Motivation to study in Higher Education: a comparison between Germany and Great Britain. Higher Education in Europe, 34 (3-4). pp. 511-521, Higher Education in Europe 2009 © Francis & Taylor, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/03797720903392235
Uncontrolled Keywords: motivation,higher education,Germany,Great Britain,A-levels,social backgrounds,socio-economic classes,Education
Publication ISSN: 1469-8358
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2024 07:05
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2019 17:55
Full Text Link: http://www.tand ... 797720903392235
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2009-10
Authors: Loeber, Sandra
Higson, Helen E. (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-3433-2823)

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