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Adjustment among first year students in a Malaysian university.


Jusoh, Rosnani and Abdullah, Maria Chong and Elias, Habibah and Mahyuddin, Rahil and Uli, Jegak (2008) Adjustment among first year students in a Malaysian university. In: International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, 17-19 Nov. 2008, Madrid, Spain. .


Based on the adjustment model by Baker and Siryk (1984), this study aimed to explore college adjustment processes experienced by 250 first year university students attending various undergraduate programs at a Malaysian public university. In addition it examined the role of gender in college adjustment and the impact of college adjustment on students academic achievement. The study employed a correlation design and data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics to address the research objectives. Findings from this study showed that students overall adjustment was at a moderate level and male students were found to be better adjusted compared to female students. Results indicated that over a period of one semester students academic achievement was found to be significantly predicted by college overall adjustment, academic adjustment and personal-emotional adjustment.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subject: Student adjustment
Subject: Academic achievement
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
Keywords: Malaysian public university; College adjustment; Academic achievement; First year students.
Depositing User: Erni Suraya Abdul Aziz
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2013 03:57
Last Modified: 19 May 2015 02:55
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/19213
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