Title

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

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

International Journal of Educational Development

Publication Date

7-1-2017

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.

ISSN

0738-0593

Publisher

Elsevier Ltd

Volume

55

First Page

1

Last Page

10

Disciplines

Business

Keywords

Higher education trends, Parental views, Socioeconomic status, Transgenerational values, United Arab Emirates

Scopus ID

85018782328

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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