Characteristics influencing international students’ information search and satisfaction on private higher education institution in Malaysia. / Nurlida Ismail

Ismail, Nurlida (2013) Characteristics influencing international students’ information search and satisfaction on private higher education institution in Malaysia. / Nurlida Ismail. In: The Doctoral Research Abstracts. IPSis Biannual Publication, 3 (3). Institute of Graduate Studies, UiTM, Shah Alam.

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Abstract

The intensifying mobility of international students and competition among private higher education institutions has augmented the need for understanding these students choice process. Information search as an initial stage of the choice process has been the topic of much research. A more challenging area of study is the relationship between international students” information search and satisfaction on a private higher education institution. However, literature has revealed that the study on this relationship, specifically in the Malaysian scenario, has been very scarce. Hence, this study aims to address this knowledge gap and attempts to extend previous study on information search by integrating satisfaction constructs into the framework. Data collection commenced for 2009 to 2010 and there were 187 private education institutions enrolling international students. Of that, only 32 institutions responded and participated in the study. A proportionate sampling was employed whereby international students were divided according to the population and the status of the institutions. Structured questionnaire was used and two pilot studies were administered to refine the items in the scales using SPSS version 17. For the final study, to ensure a more rigorous analysis, structural equation modeling using AMOS 18 was employed to empirically test the effects of the respective predictors on latent variables. Results indicated that out of the nine hypotheses formulated, seven hypotheses were supported at five percent significant level. A significant finding is that information characteristics (institution attributes and information accessibility) were the most important predictors of information search and information satisfaction…

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Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Higher Education > Dissertations, Academic. Preparation of theses
Divisions: Institut Pengajian Siswazah (IPSis) : Institute of Graduate Studies (IGS)
Series Name: IPSis Biannual Publication
Volume: 3
Number: 3
Item ID: 19069
Uncontrolled Keywords: Abstract; Abstract of thesis; Newsletter; Research information; Doctoral graduates; IPSis; IGS; UiTM
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2018 03:00
Depositing User: Staf Pendigitalan 5
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/19069

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