A Systematic Review and Conceptual Model of International Student Mobility Decision-making

Albien, Anouk J.; Mashatola, Ngoako J. (2021). A Systematic Review and Conceptual Model of International Student Mobility Decision-making (In Press). Social Inclusion, 9(1) Cogitatio Press 10.17645/si.v9i1.3769

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This research synthesizes the most recent studies on the international student mobility of higher education students. Our aim is to begin to conceptualize and predict the barriers, enablers and determinants from an organizational psychology perspective that may contribute to the limited decision-making of higher education students to become internationally mobile. Previous studies were used to examine the uncertainties and difficulties documented in other international student groups to try to understand the determinants of internationally mobile versus non-internationally mobile students, and make transferrable conceptual links to South African higher education students. These conceptual links are framed in an organizational psychology perspective. This article uses a systematic review methodology and began by framing review objectives, identifying relevant publications, establishing criteria for selecting the studies that were analyzed, summarizing the evidence found, and drawing relevant conclusions. A conceptual model is proposed as an extension of the current international student mobility literature and merged with organizational psychology theory to develop a new future research line. Research limitations are addressed, and practical implications are discussed to assess whether interventions can be created to support international mobility decision-making amongst international students in general, and South African higher education students in particular, to create a globally competitive workforce and sustainable employment paths.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Review Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Work and Organisational Psychology

UniBE Contributor:

Albien, Anouk Jasmine

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

ISSN:

2183-2803

Publisher:

Cogitatio Press

Funders:

[UNSPECIFIED] Swiss–Sub Saharan African Migrant Network (SSAM) Grant

Projects:

[UNSPECIFIED] Migrant Aspirations of Stellenbosch University Students (MASUS)

Language:

English

Submitter:

Anouk Jasmine Albien

Date Deposited:

09 Feb 2021 15:23

Last Modified:

24 Feb 2021 09:36

Publisher DOI:

10.17645/si.v9i1.3769

Related URLs:

Uncontrolled Keywords:

global workforce; higher education students; international student mobility; internationally non-mobile students; mobility barriers; mobility decision-making; mobility determinants; mobility enablers; organizational psychology; South Africa; sustainable employment

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/149946

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/149946

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