An Examination of Factors Influencing Chinese Student-Consumers Intention to Study Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Australia: A Theory of Planned Behaviour Approach

Norman Baker

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Abstract

International student revenue is the third largest export for Australia at $15b. This research examines the factors that impact on Chinese students' Intention to study Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Australia.
Survey data was collected from students studying at two Chinese colleges. Factor Analysis and Structural Equation Modelling was used to· analyse this data. Ajzen's Theory of Planned Behaviour was used to assess student intention.
Student's perceived control over the decision to study overseas was the slrongest predictor of their Intention to study VET in Australia. The availability of courses, destination characteristics, employment and migration opportunities, were also factors.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctorate
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Mazzarol, Tim, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date11 Apr 2018
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018

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