Impact of learning environment and learning context on student satisfaction : a comparative study of postgraduate students from Asia

Binney, Wayne and Arambewela, Rodney 2005, Impact of learning environment and learning context on student satisfaction : a comparative study of postgraduate students from Asia, in Designs for Learning : 12th International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference on Learning, Common Ground, Altona, Vic., pp. 1-1.


Title Impact of learning environment and learning context on student satisfaction : a comparative study of postgraduate students from Asia
Author(s) Binney, Wayne
Arambewela, Rodney
Conference name International Conference on Learning (12th : 2005 : University of Granada, Spain)
Conference location University of Granada, Spain
Conference dates 11-14 Jul. 2005
Title of proceedings Designs for Learning : 12th International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference on Learning
Editor(s) Kalantzis, Mary
Cope, Bill
Publication date 2005
Conference series International Conference on Learning
Start page 1
End page 1
Total pages 1
Publisher Common Ground
Place of publication Altona, Vic.
Keyword(s) learning
university
international students
Asia
satisfaction
Summary The growth of the international education market with increasing export income has created a highly competitive environment among education providers worldwide. WTO reports that this market is now worth around $27 billion a year (Alderman, 2001) while IDP Australia has estimated an increase in the number of students seeking higher education overseas at 7.2 million by 2025. This alludes to the attractiveness of the international education market in the form of both pecuniary and non pecuniary benefits to provider nations and the higher educational institutions and hence the need for strategies to maintain a globally competitive position. This paper looks at the impact of the learning environment and the learning context on student satisfaction among international postgraduate students from Asia studying in Australian universities. The growing competition requires provider institutions to be highly responsive to the needs and aspirations of the diverse student community and to deliver services to create satisfaction and loyalty, which would be critical in sustaining a competitive position. The study, based on the expectancy-disconfirmation paradigm, and a model of post choice satisfaction in the educational setting, uses logistic regression, MANOVA, ANOVA and chi square testing, investigates factors relevant to student learning environment and the learning context to assess satisfaction levels of these students. The sample size used in the study is 371 and is drawn from a mail survey of five leading universities in Australia.
Language eng
Field of Research 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2005, Common Ground
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