Student aspiration factors and university reputation: The main internal capabilities affecting the entry standards to UK universities

Hiba Massoud, Rami M. Ayoubi

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Abstract

The main aim of this study is to investigate the main internal capabilities that would affect the entry standards to UK universities. The study results are based on data collected from 100 universities in UK for the period from 1999 until 2002. Based on nine hypotheses, the study develops a model of entry standards to UK universities. To test the research hypotheses and predict the determinants of the UK universities entry standards, the OLS (Ordinary Least Square) regression is used. The findings of the study indicate that four hypotheses are supported, where a positive association was found between entry standards and the research assessment, first upper second, destination after graduation and efficiency of the study. The other internal capabilities were not found associated with the entry standards including the teaching assessment, staff/student ratio, library/computing and facilities spending, and the age of the university. The study implies that the reputation and the individual aspiration factors as the main predicators for higher entry standards. Implications for some UK universities are included.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 12 Apr 2011
EventICHME, American University in Cairo: 6th Annual Conference - Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 12 Apr 201118 Apr 2011

Conference

ConferenceICHME, American University in Cairo
Abbreviated titleICHME AUC
CountryEgypt
CityCairo
Period12/04/1118/04/11

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    Massoud, H., & Ayoubi, R. M. (2011). Student aspiration factors and university reputation: The main internal capabilities affecting the entry standards to UK universities. Paper presented at ICHME, American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt.