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dc.contributor.authorQasim, Azad
dc.contributor.authorAl-Askari, Pirshing Salih Mohamad
dc.contributor.authorMassoud, Hiba
dc.contributor.authorAyoubi, Rami M.
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-15T13:20:01Z
dc.date.available2020-07-15T13:20:01Z
dc.date.issued2020-04-20
dc.identifierhttps://repository.cardiffmet.ac.uk/bitstream/id/46118/Student%20University%20Choice%20in%20Kurdistan-Iraq%20What%20Factors%20Matter.pdf
dc.identifier.citationQasim, A.M., Al-Askari, P.S.M., Massoud, H.K. and Ayoubi, R.M. (2020) 'Student university choice in Kurdistan-Iraq: what factors matter?' Journal of Further and Higher Education, pp.1-17.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1469-9486
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/11103
dc.descriptionArticle published in Journal of Further and Higher Education on 20 April 2020, available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/0309877X.2020.1742298.en_US
dc.description.abstractWe aim to investigate the factors influencing student choice in the private higher education (HE) sector in Kurdistan-Iraq. Hence, this research attempts to add to the literature in terms of understanding student university choice, in general, and address the gap in the literature in the context of Middle Eastern studies including Kurdistan, in particular. We employed a survey research design using a self-developed questionnaire targeting first-year students in private universities in Kurdistan. Using a sample of 518 students and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), we found that the university characteristics that most influenced student choice were reputation/accreditation, quality of teaching, employability and quality of facilities, a finding consistent with existing literature. However, cost of study was not seen to be highly influential in relation to student choice. Accordingly, the study recommends that universities consider increasing their tuition fees and dedicating the extra revenues to boosting their reputation, enhancing their quality of teaching and accreditation and increasing their connection to and relationships with local employers. Some other implications are also discussed.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Further and Higher Education;
dc.titleStudent University Choice in Kurdistan-Iraq: What Factors Matter?en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dcterms.dateAccepted2020-03-09
rioxxterms.funderCardiff Metropolitan Universityen_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectCardiff Metropolian (Internal)en_US
rioxxterms.versionAMen_US
rioxxterms.versionofrecordhttps://doi.org/10.1080/0309877X.2020.1742298
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2020-07-15
dc.refexceptionThe output was not deposited within three months of acceptance date, but was deposited within three months of the earliest date of publication
rioxxterms.publicationdate2020-04-20
dc.date.refFCD2020-07-15
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2021-10-20
rioxxterms.funder.project37baf166-7129-4cd4-b6a1-507454d1372een_US


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