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The effect of work placements on the academic performance of Chinese students in UK higher education

Crawford, I and Wang, Z (2015) 'The effect of work placements on the academic performance of Chinese students in UK higher education.' Teaching in Higher Education, 20 (6). pp. 569-586. ISSN 1356-2517

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Abstract

The main controversy as a result of the commercialisation of international education markets is that international students especially those from China are unable to perform as well as UK students in UK universities. So far, research has yet to identify the influence of placements on the academic performance of Chinese students from entry to graduation. Using four cohorts of accounting and finance students in a UK university, this present work is the first to find that Chinese students who undertake placements in the third year are seven times more likely to achieve good degrees (2.1 or 1st) than those who opt out of work placements. It is also found that Chinese students who have a high prior academic achievement and better academic results from years 1 and 2 are likely to undertake placements. Finally, the results show that the academic performance of international students is influenced by domicile.

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First published online on 2 July 2015 ahead of its inclusion in a specific issue.

Keywords: Chinese students, international students, placements, academic performance, individual differences, neoliberalism
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
L Education > LF Individual institutions (Europe)
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2015 15:27
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2017 01:40
URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/6561
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