A Survey From West of China: The Factors Affecting the Selection of College Students' Returning to Work in Their Hometowns

Fei XIE, Chao QIN


College graduates will be more important in the development of China. Chinese higher education has made great progress but fewer and fewer graduates are willing to return to a rural community. We developed a survey by 2013-2014 with western college students to find how factors are affecting college students’ work area. Students’ attitudes, college courses and family are the focus of this research. The interaction between attitudes and college lives, attitudes and family influence are discussed. The result shows that the college students hold a neutral attitude which has no significant sexual differences. The significance exists in ethnicity. There are significant correlations among 3 dimensions.


College study; Major; Minorities; Rural education; Urbanization

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