دوافع التحاق الطلبة العمانيين بالجامعات من وجهة نظرهم


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This study aimed to find out the motives of Omani students to join Sultan Qaboos University and other universities outside the Sultanate. Ranking of importance of reasons as well as differences in motives of enrollment based on gender, college and residential area were explored. The researcher developed two questionnaires with 27 items. They were applied to a sample that consisted of 662 male and female students from Sultan Qaboos University and students studying in universities outside the sultanate. The results indicated that the motivesfor student enrolling in the first year at Sultan Qaboos University were: access to good financial support, availability of their specialization, securing jobs quickly, quick promotions, and good salaries. The results also indicated that the motives to join universities outside the Sultanate were: their GPA did not qualify participants for enrollment at Sultan Qaboos University, the unavailability of specialization at Sultan Qaboos University, the desire of their parents, receiving good monthly financial support, and negative perception of Sultan Qaboos University.(Published Abstract)