Study abroad, individual growth, Gen Y students


Education | International and Comparative Education


This paper proposes that Generation Y college students’ desire for individual growth is a critical factor that motivates them to express the intent to study abroad, and that five additional variables -- gender, parents’ educational level, prior international experience, age, and household income -- moderate the direct influence of the desire for individual growth on the intent to study abroad.

Original Citation

Sanchez, C., Pope, J. A., Lehnert, K., Schmid, A. (2014). Why do Gen Y students study abroad? Journal of Teaching in International Business, 25(2), 97-118.