Received: 2021-01-15  |  Accepted: 2021-04-20  |  Published: 2021-06-30

Title

Employment of foreign students after graduation in Hungary in the context of entrepreneurship and sustainability


Abstract

In recent decades, more and more international students, including paid and scholarship-funded students coming to study in Hungary, most of them are studying in higher education institutions. The experience of studying abroad has not only broadened foreign students' horizons, but also increased their entrepreneurial awareness to a certain extent, especially increased the number of foreign companies or businesses set up by foreign students to trade and cooperate with the host country. In this sense, they are moving forward to entrepreneurship. At the same time, entrepreneurial and sustainable education in universities also play a very important role in the development of international students' awareness. After graduation, some international students choose to stay and work in Hungary, while others choose to return to their home countries or work in other countries. The present study was conducted to understand whether overseas experience has sustainable influences on career development and employment choice of foreign students, testing whether their employment intentions have changed after studying in Hungary. Furthermore, whether international students' attributes have relationships with their employment intentions. In addition, it is necessary to explore the main reasons for choosing different employment intentions. For data analysis, descriptive statistics, Paired Sample T-test and Crosstabulation were used in SPSS. The overall results show that the experience of studying abroad does have a sustainable impact on the employment intention of foreign students, but due to the different attributes of foreign students, the reasons, effects and degrees of the influence are different.


Keywords

employment intentions, career choice, foreign students in Hungary, attributes of foreign students, entrepreneurship and sustainability


JEL classifications

I23 , L26 , J80


URI

http://jssidoi.org/jesi/article/839


DOI


Pages

553-570


Funding


This is an open access issue and all published articles are licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Authors

Betáková, Janka
DTI University, Dubnica nad Váhom, Slovakia http://www.dti.sk
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Wu, Jingjing
Szent István University, Gödöllő, Hungary https://www.szie.hu
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Rudnak, Ildiko
Szent István University, Gödöllő, Hungary https://www.szie.hu
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Magda, Robert
Szent István University, Gödöllő, Hungary https://www.szie.hu
North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa http://www.nwu.ac.za
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Journal title

Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues

Volume

8


Number

4


Issue date

June 2021


Issue DOI


ISSN

ISSN 2345-0282 (online)


Publisher

VšĮ Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Center, Vilnius, Lithuania

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