Table 5 Percentage of Respondents having Friends Participating in the Same

Table 5 percentage of respondents having friends

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Table 5: Percentage of Respondents having Friends Participating in the Same Study Abroad Program The above table depicts the findings that that 41.0 percent of respondents said they don’t have friends Source Gender Male Female Total Count Column N % Count Column N % Count Column N % Academic Advisor 42 21.0% 43 21.5% 85 21.2% Professor 51 25.5% 66 33.0% 117 29.2% Study Abroad Fairs 44 22.0% 34 17.0% 78 19.5% Study Abroad Advisor 50 25.0% 54 27.0% 104 26.0% Classroom Presentation 27 13.5% 16 8.0% 43 10.8% Family Member 98 49.0% 99 49.5% 197 49.2% Marketing by Foreign Universities 43 21.5% 44 22.0% 87 21.8% Study Abroad Websites 45 22.5% 55 27.5% 100 25.0% Friends 100 50.0% 94 47.0% 194 48.5% Students Studying Abroad 71 35.5% 67 33.5% 138 34.5% Foreign University Bulletins 29 14.5% 23 11.5% 52 13.0% Other Sources 14 7.0% 4 2.0% 18 4.5% Total 200 100.0% 200 100.0% 400 100.0% Table 6. Source of Information to decide on study abroad A STUDY ON THE FACTORS INFLUENCING STUDENTS’ DECISION TO STUDY ABROAD 102 BVIMSR’s Journal of Management Research Vol. 7 Issue - 2 :October : 2015
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Chart 6. and 49.5 percent of female respondents rely on family members for getting information on higher studies in foreign countries. 21.0 percent of male respondents and 21.5 percent of female respondents depend on academic advisors for getting information about studying overseas. On the whole, it can be said that family members are the most reliable and dependable source to gather information on overseas education. Thus, foreign universities should understand that the diffusion of information regarding programs and courses available, curriculum and other information should be marketed and advertised in such a way that it reaches the parents of the target market. Table 7. Reasons to study abroad In the light of the first objective of the study the data was analysed The analysis of the results under the study reveals that 49.2 percent of the respondents indicate that family members are an important source of information while making decisions about studying abroad, followed by family members and friends with 48.5 percent on whom the respondents depend upon to collect information on matters related to study abroad. Only 10.8 percent of the respondents depend on classroom presentation made by foreign universities as a source of information to support their decision to study abroad. Thus, the analysis of results under study helps the researcher to strongly support the supposition that family members act an important tool and resource to communicate and give The above table highlights the motives for students to knowledge on matters related to study abroad to study abroad. On a five point likert scale where 1 is this segment. strongly agree and 5 is strongly disagree. A mean score with greater than 3 indicates strongest desire for studying An added observation was made that there is hardly any abroad. With the highest mean score of 3.78, the table gender disparity in the reply students make to the indicates that students of the University of Mumbai question on most reliable base for collecting information desire to go abroad for studies as they seek qualification about studying abroad. This is highlighted by their with worldwide recognition. Followed by that is the want responses, which indicates that 49.00 percent of male
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