I need help creating a thesis and an outline on Reasons for Attending University. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. The study identified three major reasons. parents’ expectations, going to university for personal experience, and going for pragmatic reasons.
In the contemporary world, university education has become very important to societies. There is a challenge that is experienced during the transition from school to university by students. Most of the students are not clear on their reasons to attend university (Pascarella and Terenzinis 2005).
Reasons for going to university that vary among students have a great impact on society in the long run. Several scholarly works have been conducted regarding experiences that students encounter during their stay at the university and how they cope with them. However, not enough convincing reasons have been given by past researchers to show reasons why students after high school would prefer to go or not to go to university. As a result, there is a need to shade more light on this. This study was, therefore, conducted to try to come up with the main reasons why students go to university (Harvey and Drew 2006).
University plays a major role in the growth and development of every society. Reasons, why people go to university, have a great bearing on both individual and society socio-economic prospects. There are different motivations that people have as they advance in their education. Many students go to university because they see it as a means to an end rather than an end in itself. The students go to university to secure better jobs in the future (Pitkethly et al. 2006).
According to a study conducted by the national union of students (NUS) across the United Kingdom, only 29% of those interviewed said they want to go to university because of the experience. The study also revealed that there are different people that influence students to go to university. .