Title: Teachers' perspective on motives to get higher education degree: case of an emerging economy

Authors: Nisar Ahmed Channa; Khalil Ahmed Channa; Musaira Bhutto

Addresses: Department of Business Administration, Sukkur IBA University, Airport Road Sukkur, Sindh, Pakistan ' Department of Business Administration, Sukkur IBA University, Airport Road Sukkur, Sindh, Pakistan ' Department of Business Administration, Sukkur IBA University, Airport Road Sukkur, Sindh, Pakistan

Abstract: In recent times, due to globalisation and technological advancements, a dramatical increase in number of university enrolments have been seen. This dramatical increase in university enrolments seeded discussion regarding academic performance of students and factors affecting it become subject of interest for researchers around the globe. Developing around this discussion, this study aims to find teachers' perspective about students' motive to get a higher education degree and factors enhancing or impeding their academic performance. To this end, qualitative data were collected from faculty members of a public sector university by employing semi-structured interviewing technique. Collected data were analysed by using framework analysis technique. The findings revealed that career prospects are the main reasons behind enrolling in higher education degrees. Similarly, motivation, aims and learning approach they adopt to study affects their performance.

Keywords: performance; students; motivation; improvement; higher education; scholars.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIIE.2020.108788

International Journal of Innovation in Education, 2020 Vol.6 No.2, pp.113 - 127

Received: 25 Mar 2019
Accepted: 16 Oct 2019

Published online: 20 Jul 2020 *

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