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Development and validation of a multidimensional motivations to study abroad scale (MMSAS) among European credit mobility students

Aresi, Giovanni, Alfieri, Sara, Lanz, Margherita, Marta, Elena and Moore, Simon 2018. Development and validation of a multidimensional motivations to study abroad scale (MMSAS) among European credit mobility students. International Journal of Intercultural Relations 63 , pp. 128-134. 10.1016/j.ijintrel.2017.10.004
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Abstract

The aim was to establish and validate the Multidimensional Motivations to Study Abroad Scale (MMSAS) to measure university Credit Mobility Students’ (CMSs) reasons (e.g., academic, cross-cultural, personal growth) for studying abroad. The instrument was administered to a multi-language sample of 1333 European CMSs. The final measure included 27 items. Results supported nine factors for the English (both for native English speakers and the version for non-native English speakers), French, German, Italian, and Spanish versions; invariance across languages was demonstrated and evidence for construct validity is provided. Further research should explore the relevance of this measure to other populations (e.g., other languages, degree mobility students) and determine the relationship with students’ experiences and behaviours abroad. Abbreviations MMSAS, Multidimensional Motivations to Study Abroad Scale; CMS, Credit Mobility Students Keywords Motivations; Study abroad; Credit mobility programmes; Scale development; Confirmatory factor analysis; Scale invariance

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Dentistry
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0147-1767
Funders: ERAB
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 2 November 2017
Date of Acceptance: 21 October 2017
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2018 19:57
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/106077

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