Cross-cultural studies, expectancy theory, motivations, study abroad
Higher Education | International and Comparative Education
This paper analyzes the relationship between students’ motivations and their intention to participate in study abroad programs using a model based on expectancy theory. We surveyed US, Chinese and French business students who studied in their home countries. Results suggest that certain motivations are common among students from the three countries. We found that the direction of the relationship between motivations and the intent to study abroad varied among the three countries, that nationality moderates all of the relationships, and that different levels of the barriers moderate the relationship between motivations and the intention to study abroad.
Sanchez, C., Fornerino, M., Zhang, M. (2006). Motivations and intent to study abroad among US, French, and Chinese students. Journal of Teaching in International Business, 18(1), 27-52. http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J066v18n01_03
Sanchez, Carol M.; Fornerino, Marianela; and Zhang, Mengxia, "Motivations and the Intent to Study Abroad Among US, French and Chinese Students" (2006). Peer Reviewed Articles. 31.