Impacts of international studies on careers of Russian forestry graduates

Detta är en Master-uppsats från SLU/Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre

Författare: Ekaterina Pishchuk; [2009]

Nyckelord: forest studies; international students;

Sammanfattning: This study focuses on the differences in the career paths of the Russian graduates whohave attended the Euroforester program and the graduates who have never studied abroad. Italso deals with the questions of the education abroad impacts on the graduates’ careers.Previous studies focused only on the career paths of the graduates who attended theEuroforester program. It was also interesting to compare them with the Russian graduateswho didn’t attend any programs abroad.Having sent a link to the online survey I got answers to the questions on professionalidentity, education, career, and job satisfaction. Data were analyzed with the help of the Excelprogram, besides, I used a statistical chi-square and Mann-Whitney U tests to find anystatistical significance.The main result is that there’re differences in career paths, salary, and job satisfactionbetween two groups of the respondents. The Euroforesters have better job positions andbigger salaries than the Russian graduates. At the same time the Russian graduates are muchmore satisfied with their present jobs. There are almost no differences in professional identityof both groups. Most of them want Russian forests to be managed in nature-oriented way;they want forest to be state owned and think that there must be more environmentalrestrictions and control put on forest owners. As for the differences between genders, femalesget less salary and are not satisfied with it and the promotion opportunities.The conclusion is that education abroad has a great impact on career of graduates

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