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Masters students’ perceptions of distance and transport options

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dc.contributor Háskólinn á Akureyri
dc.contributor University of Akureyri
dc.contributor.author Olsen, Mirjam Harkestad
dc.contributor.author Gunnþórsdóttir, Hermína
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-16T12:46:19Z
dc.date.available 2019-12-16T12:46:19Z
dc.date.issued 2018-08-11
dc.identifier.citation Olsen, M. og Gunnþórsdóttir, H. (2018). Master students’ perception of distance and transport options. Education in the North, 25(1-2), pp. 87-107.
dc.identifier.issn 2398-0184 (eISSN)
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/1393
dc.description.abstract This article is situated within the Arctic Regions North Norway and North/East Iceland. It presents a study on what motivates adults in Arctic regions to apply for and complete a Master’s degree in Education. Motivation is examined in relation to distance, transport options and degree completion times, focusing on whether distance and transport options were significant motivation factors for students in the Arctic regions. Data is based around two Master’s degree programmes, one at the University of Akureyri in Iceland and the other in Alta, at the Arctic University of Norway. All students who had completed the Master’s degree programme in Akureyri and Alta respectively were invited to take part in a questionnaire distributed to students’ email addresses. The results are introduced in terms of distance and travel time and the reason for choice of university. The findings indicate that difficult weather conditions do not negatively affect students’ learning processes as the students seem rather to take these conditions and circumstances for granted. The students are driven by intrinsic motivation such as determination, relatedness and coping and their motivation is thus directed by ownership of the decision; a significant decision that also affects their partner and their children.
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported by the Arctic Studies - Science Cooperation Fund, 2014-2015 under Grant number 2014-SCF-69450.
dc.format.extent 87-107
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher University of Aberdeen
dc.relation.ispartofseries Education in the North;25(1-2)
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Arctic regions
dc.subject Education
dc.subject Adults
dc.subject Motivation
dc.subject Geography
dc.subject Menntun
dc.subject Fullorðnir
dc.subject Áhugi
dc.subject Landafræði
dc.subject Heimskautasvæði
dc.title Masters students’ perceptions of distance and transport options
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dcterms.license This article may be used for research, teaching and private study.
dc.description.version Peer reviewed
dc.identifier.journal Education in the North
dc.relation.url https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/a303/65c3db1a9de6774bcd31ff2d142acec171cb.pdf
dc.contributor.department Kennaradeild (HA)
dc.contributor.department Faculty of Education (UA)
dc.contributor.school Hug- og félagsvísindasvið (HA)
dc.contributor.school School of Humanities and Social Sciences (UA)

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