Factors influencing career location preferences of international graduate students in the United States Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Using primary survey data, factors influencing preferences of international graduate students in the United States as to whether they prefer to stay in the United States or go back to their home country to start their careers are examined employing discrete choice analysis. Career opportunities and social climate are critical factors. Students prefer to start their careers in the country where they have more and better career opportunities, receive higher salaries, and have increased civil liberties. Differences between students who are sure and those who are not sure as to where they prefer to start their career are noted. © 2011 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

altmetric score

  • 5.35

author list (cited authors)

  • Musumba, M., Jin, Y. H., & Mjelde, J. W.

citation count

  • 16

publication date

  • December 2011