A heuristic model: the case of challenges facing Chinese students studying in Australia

Nooriafshar, Mehryar and Zhou Peng, Joe (2014) A heuristic model: the case of challenges facing Chinese students studying in Australia. In: 1st International Summer Conference on Business and Economics Research (APUGSM 2014), 25-26 Jul 2014, Beppu, Japan.


This paper is based on an investigation which has utilised the data collected from different cases. The cases deal with issues and challenges facing the Chinese students studying at the Australian Universities. The case interviews were conducted separately and then the commonalities in issues were identified. These factors were grouped in six different categories of Language skills, Adjustment Capabilities, Effort, Social Pressure, Financial Situation and Teaching Support. Various scenarios relating to each group were provided and discussed. A heuristics model to measure an index value for the performance facing the Chinese students was explained and presented. This model can be utilised for the purposes of monitoring one's academic performance levels in a manner which allows carrying out what-if analysis or comparison with other similar scenarios. The heuristic model was applied to example cases and the results were verified by users to be valid and compatible with their expectations.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise
Date Deposited: 04 May 2015 01:35
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2017 04:19
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chinese students; English language; international education; academic performance
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150308 International Business
01 Mathematical Sciences > 0199 Other Mathematical Sciences > 019999 Mathematical Sciences not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930502 Management of Education and Training Systems
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/25713

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