Undergraduate student aspirations, awareness and knowledge of postgraduate study options

A preliminary, qualitative investigation

Melinda M. Varhegyi, Denise M. Jepsen

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Abstract

Little attention has been directed to the attitudes of undergraduate university students towards postgraduate studies and little is known about the extent of undergraduates awareness of postgraduate degrees. Research in the careers arena has revealed inconsistencies in factors that impact on a students decision to pursue postgraduate study. Using focus groups across different levels of Bachelor of Business students, this study examines the attitudes of university undergraduate students towards postgraduate study. Factors that impact on an undergraduate decision to pursue postgraduate study are also explored.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIERA 2009 17th Annual Conference
Subtitle of host publicationBook of Proceedings
PublisherInternational Employment Relations Association
Pages266-284
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event17th Annual International Employment Relations Association Conference and Symposium IERA - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 29 Jun 20091 Jul 2009

Conference

Conference17th Annual International Employment Relations Association Conference and Symposium IERA
CountryThailand
CityBangkok
Period29/06/091/07/09

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    Varhegyi, M. M., & Jepsen, D. M. (2009). Undergraduate student aspirations, awareness and knowledge of postgraduate study options: A preliminary, qualitative investigation. In IERA 2009 17th Annual Conference: Book of Proceedings (pp. 266-284). International Employment Relations Association.