A Preliminary Study of Selected Factors Related to the Decision of Chinese Students to Remain in the United States or Return to Taiwan Page: 2
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Cheng, Mei Lien, A Preliminary Study of Selected
Factors Related to the Decision of Chinese Students to
Remain in the United States or Return to Taiwan. Master
of Science (Sociology), May, 1978, 111 pp.,, 34 tables,
bibliography, 38 titles.
The purp<$se of this study is to explore selected fac-
tors that may be related to Chinese students' decisions to
remain in the United States or return to Taiwan after they
finish their studies. Based upon the Chi Square test, the
results are: students likely to remain in the United States
are influenced by the understanding of the life style of
those Chinese who had stayed, perceived less prejudice from
American people, and received political freedom in the
United States. Factors influencing the decision to return
to Taiwan are likely to include family expectation to
return, willingness to devote one's ability for the better-
ment of Taiwan's future, and stronger identification with
It is suggested that a long-term cost-benefit analysis
be conducted so that it is possible to understand whether
Taiwan's brain drain is a loss or a gain to its development.
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Cheng, Mei Lien. A Preliminary Study of Selected Factors Related to the Decision of Chinese Students to Remain in the United States or Return to Taiwan, thesis, May 1978; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc504535/m1/2/: accessed February 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .