Third year student decision making on postgraduate study intentions

Denise M. Jepsen, Ruth Neumann

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This study examined the effect of a single semester of study on intentions to undertake postgraduate study. The study was conducted over two years using approximately 120 students enrolled in a third year Behaviour in Organisations university course at a research intensive university. Students demonstrated no statistically significant change in their postgraduate study destination intentions over the period of the semester, despite encouragement from faculty. Students neither changed their preferences for the type of masters course in which they intended to enrol, nor did they change the degree to which they intended to study either a combined masters/PhD or research-only PhD degree. Implications for future research and for developing a better understanding of this under-researched area are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd ANZAM Conference
Subtitle of host publicationmanaging in the Pacific century
Place of PublicationAuckland
PublisherPromaco Conventions
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)1863081488
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (22nd : 2008) - Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 2 Dec 20085 Dec 2008


ConferenceAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (22nd : 2008)
CountryNew Zealand


  • business education
  • career development
  • graduate management education
  • management education
  • individual development

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