This article deals with reasons for the motivation to study in higher education. To find out about motives, around 200 A-level students in Germany and Great Britain were asked about their plans for the time after completion of their A-levels. Through socio-demographic data the authors could deploy facts about social backgrounds and the affiliations to socio-economic classes. There are some expected findings (e.g., British A-level students are more likely to study than their German comrades) and some pretty unexpected results (e.g., social classes do not seem to divide students into choosing university or not).
Bibliographical noteThis is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Loeber, Sandra and Higson, Helen E. (2009) Motivation to study in Higher Education: a comparison between Germany and Great Britain. Higher Education in Europe, 34 (3-4). pp. 511-521, Higher Education in Europe 2009 © Francis & Taylor, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/03797720903392235
- higher education
- Great Britain
- social backgrounds
- socio-economic classes