MOTIVATIONS IN THE ERASMUS+ PROGRAM: AN APPLICATION TO UNIVERSITY STUDENTS OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION IN LISBON
About this paper:
Conference name: 12th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 11-13 November, 2019
Location: Seville, Spain
Abstract:ERASMUS+ is the mobility program, unique or without similar, with excellent numbers of mobilities, in a culture in which globalization at the educational level begins to make itself felt. It is important to realize at the psychological level the reasons why students seek this challenge, which will impact their lives.
With this article we intend to carry out a literature review as well as to find out the main destinations and the main reasons that lead the students of business administration to make a mobility.
The study of the factors that contribute to student motivation is pertinent, first because these factors are indicators of students' performance, and second, in the current context of constant changes, knowing the motivational factors can help to understand both the impacts of these changes and future ones Tendencies.
For the study we used an interview survey, through semi-structured interviews, supported by a script with mostly open questions, which made it possible to obtain information about each of the dimensions under analysis. The semi-structured interview was conducted at a higher institute, a reference in Lisbon, directed to teaching management in a sample of 600 students and lasted approximately 20 minutes. About sixty-six interviews were held, with the preferred destinations of business administration students being Slovenia (17 students) and Hungary (12 students).
The main focus was to seek to know, how these students perceive their academic course, with particular emphasis on the lived experience. The results highlight the importance of the standard of living and personal growth as the main reasons for achieving a student mobility. The results obtained in our study are in agreement with the studies carried out and described previously. The most important reasons for students to go on mobility is Grow personally (98%), Have a new adventure (95%) and Improve the foreign language (95%). The three main reasons students choose to define their destination are Cost of living (98%), Security (95%) and Cultural country (91%).
Keywords: Erasmus, mobility, motivation, students, business administration