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AuthorMustafa, Semsia Al-Ali
AuthorSellami, Abdel Latif
AuthorElmaghraby, Engi Assaad Ahmed
AuthorAl-Qassass, Haneen Basheer
Available date2018-06-27T07:25:17Z
Publication Date2018
Publication NameInternational Journal of Higher Educationen_US
Identifierhttps://doi.org/10.5430/ijhe.v7n3p1
CitationMustafa, S. A. A., Sellami, A. L., Elmaghraby, E. A. A., & Al-Qassass, H. B. (2018). Determinants of College and University Choice for High-School Students in Qatar. International Journal of Higher Education, 7(3), 1.
ISSN1927-6044
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10576/6759
AbstractDrawing on existing research, this paper investigates various predictors of high school students’ college and university choice decisions in Qatar. Based on a 2015 survey of 1,427 participants, this study utilized exploratory factor analysis to identify variables that affect student choice of higher educational institutions (HEI). Three factors were extracted from the analysis, revealing the following aspects of the academic experience as important when choosing a HEI: quality of education, cultural values, and the cost of education. To further the understanding of the relevance of these factors for different student demographics, we employed ordinal logistic regression to test whether several independent variables (student’s gender, nationality, parental education, and parental occupation) act as significant predictors of the three extracted dimensions (dependent variables). The analysis revealed that, indeed, demographic characteristics significantly predict, to varying degrees, all three factors affecting student’s HEI choice. Discussion on postulated reasons behind the recorded relationships will follow, along with implications and recommendations for further study and research. Findings of this study will help HEIs in Qatar and the broader region to position themselves more effectively, and develop targeted strategies that attract a diverse student population.
Languageen
PublisherSciedu Press
Subjectpost-secondary educational plans
SubjectQatar
Subjectfactor analysis
Subjectregression
TitleDeterminants of College and University Choice for High-School Students in Qatar
TypeArticle
Pagination1-15
Issue Number3
Volume Number7
dc.identifier.essn 1927-6052


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