Al-Hajri, Salim
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FACTORS INFLUENCING STUDENTS’ SELECTION OF UNIVERSITIES: THE CASE OF OMAN Echchabi, Abdelghani; Al-Hajri, Salim
Journal of Education Reseach and Evaluation Vol 2, No 2 (2018)
Publisher : LPPM Undiksha

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (549.023 KB) | DOI: 10.23887/jere.v2i2.13694

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The main purpose of the study was to examine the factors that mostly influence students’ selection of the universities where they enrolled, in the Omani context. The study used mean values to rank the factors based on the students’ responses. The study covered a sample of 384 respondents from various Omani regions and used the mean value to examine the factors that influence students’ selection of their respective universities. The findings revealed that the main factor for university selection is the university reputation, followed by completion time, academic quality, as well as the academic staff qualifications. These findings have significant contributions to the Omani universities, as well universities in similar contexts. Particularly, it provides the universities with insights on the main dimensions and characteristics to emphasize in order to enhance their overall performance.
Analysis of E-Banking Acceptance in Oman: The Case of Islamic Banks’ Customers Echchabi, Abdelghani; Al-Hajri, Salim; Tanas, Islam Nazier
International Journal of Islamic Economics and Finance (IJIEF) Vol 1, No 2 (2019): IJIEF Vol 1 (2), January 2019
Publisher : Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.18196/ijief.128

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The main objective of this study is to examine the factors that influence the customers’ intention to adopt E-banking services in Oman across the Islamic Banking sector. This research endeavours to assess the willingness of the Islamic banks’ customers to adopt these services rather than the traditional banking methods. Accordingly, a sample of 300 Islamic banks' customers were surveyed in different districts of Oman. Afterwards, linear regression and one sample t-test were utilized in order to analyse the gathered data. The findings showed that customers have high tendency of embracing and utilizing E-banking services as opposed to the conventional services. Additionally, the results revealed that relative advantage, self-efficacy, ease of use, and facilitating conditions are the fundamental factors that impact the selection of E-banking by Islamic banks' customers in Oman. However, uncertainty had no significant effect on the intention of Islamic banks’ customers to use E-banking services. These findings would significantly contribute to the theory, and the way that Islamic banking sector would be practiced and regulated.