International Journal of Business and Economics

International Journal of Business and Economics
Volume 9, No. 2

August, 2010
A Change of Heart?
A Bivariate Probit Model of International Students' Change of Return Intention
Jan-Jan Soon
Department of Economics, University of Otago, New Zealand
College of Arts and Science, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
Using a bivariate probit model on a sample of 623 international students studying at tertiary-level courses in New Zealand universities, this paper identifies the factors that affect the change in the students' intention of whether or not to return to their home countries after completing their studies.
Keywords:international students, intention change, return intention, bivariate probit.
JEL Classifications:C25, J61, O15.