A heuristic model to assist the Chinese students studying in Australia

Nooriafshar, Mehryar and Zhou, Joe Peng (2014) A heuristic model to assist the Chinese students studying in Australia. Asia Pacific Business & Economics Perspectives, 2 (1). pp. 6-11. ISSN 2187-249X


Since the 1970s, many Chinese students have taken the advantage of the available opportunities to undertake their tertiary studies in English speaking countries. Although the
People’s Republic of China, their students and the host countries have enjoyed the mutual benefits, there have been challenges for all concerned too. This paper aims to address the research question of what these challenges are and how they be addressed. In order to address the identified research questions, an investigation utilizing the data collected from different cases was carried out. These cases dealt 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 potential academic performances of the Chinese students was explained and presented. The heuristic model was applied to example cases and the users verified the results to be valid and compatible with their expectations. This model can also be utilized for the purposes of monitoring one’s academic performance levels, in a manner, which allows carrying out a what-if analysis or a comparison with other similar scenarios.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: c. Asia Pacific Business & Economics Research Society. Permanent restricted access to Published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2016 04:45
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2017 00:55
Uncontrolled Keywords: heuristic model, education, academic performance
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150309 Logistics and Supply Chain Management
13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
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/28508

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