Satisfiers and dissatisfiers for international vocational education students: A case study using narrative frames

Ryan, Jonathon and Rabbidge, Michael and Wang, Yi and Field, Jenny (2019) Satisfiers and dissatisfiers for international vocational education students: A case study using narrative frames. Journal of International Students, 9 (3). pp. 795-814. ISSN 2166-3750

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While the satisfaction of international students is frequently surveyed, much of this research is based on a very limited range of closed-item data collection methods, producing findings that partially reflect the researchers’ assumptions in designing the survey items. Recognizing the potential value in using methods that are more open- ended and qualitative analyses, the present study employed narrative frames and follow-up interviews to explore the satisfiers and dissatisfiers for international vocational education students at one institution in New Zealand. Reporting on perceptions of the class, institution, and community, the findings identify the participants’ top-of-mind (dis)satisfiers and complement the existing literature by identifying seldom-reported themes. Discussion of issues in analyzing narrative frames is also provided.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords that describe the item:dissatisfiers, international student satisfaction, narrative frames, satisfiers
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Languages
ID Code:6958
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Deposited On:09 Dec 2019 19:58
Last Modified:11 Dec 2019 20:48

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