Title

The impact of generation and socioeconomic status on the value of higher education in the UAE: A longitudinal study

Source of Publication

International Journal of Educational Development

Abstract

© 2017 This study explores the differences between student and parents’ value orientation for a college degree across a large sample in the UAE. The value of obtaining a higher education degree in the UAE is transgenerational. Salient benefits of a college degree can be categorized by economic, social and entrepreneurial factors and a model is set forth based on an intrinsic/extrinsic and self vs. other continuum. Education and income are related to valuing several educational outcomes. The most important factor identified across generations included both self-transcendence and self-enhancement values. From 2011–2015, the importance of higher education's social benefits has increased.

Document Type

Article

First Page

1

Last Page

10

Publication Date

7-1-2017

DOI

10.1016/j.ijedudev.2017.04.002

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