Undergraduate student aspirations, awareness and knowledge of postgraduate study options: a cross-institutional examination

Melinda M. Varhegyi, Denise M. Jepsen

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Abstract

A small body of research is building a picture of how undergraduate students view postgraduate study. This paper reports the extension of an earlier study on the awareness, knowledge and intentions for postgraduate study of undergraduate students. Subjects in this study were Bachelor of Business undergraduate students in a new outer-suburban metropolitan Australian university. Differences between what students know and intention levels were expected between universities. Results suggest differences may be attributable to four year scholarships available to high achieving students in one university, which may encourage students to pursue honours study. Results also demonstrate the generalisability of most of the key findings from early research. Similarities and other differences are highlighted and recommendations for faculty and administrators are given.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication23rd ANZAM Conference 2009
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings
EditorsNicholas Beaumont
PublisherAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management
Pages1-16
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)1863081577
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (23rd : 2009) - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 1 Dec 20094 Dec 2009

Conference

ConferenceAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (23rd : 2009)
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period1/12/094/12/09

Keywords

  • educational research
  • student attitudes
  • postgraduate study
  • career development
  • decision making

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