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Chelliah, Shankar; Khan, Mohammad Jamal; Krishnan, Thilagavathy; Kamarulzaman, Muhammad Erzat Bin Md; Goh, Ning Ee – Journal of International Education in Business, 2019
Purpose: Although studies have examined the role of physical factors such as physical environment, price/fee and personal safety in the satisfaction of international students, the effect of social factors such as emotional support, ethical conduct and student-lecturer attachment in international student's satisfaction has yet to be explored. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Intention, Student Satisfaction
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Shafaei, Azadeh; Nejati, Mehran; Abd Razak, Nordin – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
This study investigates the influence of length of stay in a foreign country on international students' adjustment and attachment attitude and examines the relationship between such acculturation attitude with psychological and sociocultural adaptations in a host country. Moreover, it investigates whether psychological and sociocultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Adjustment, Attachment Behavior, Student Attitudes
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Shafaei, Azadeh; Nejati, Mehran; Abd Razak, Nordin – Educational Psychology, 2018
This study aims to investigate the relationship between acculturation attitude (i.e. adjustment and attachment attitudes) and individuals' psychological adaptation (i.e. life satisfaction, depression and self-esteem). Additionally, the relationship between the dimensions of psychological adaptation with psychological well-being and their mediation…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, State Universities, Structural Equation Models, Well Being
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Khojastehrad, Shadi; Rafik-Galea, Shameem; Abdullah, Ain Nadzimah – English Language Teaching, 2015
Language attitudes are learned and formed in our social environment through hearing others referring to certain groups or people's languages and cultures, and also by exposure to particular varieties spoken in the context. This might lead to stereotyping English and its native speakers (McKenzie, 2008). In this sense, it is pedagogically…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Dialects, Student Attitudes, Ethnic Groups
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Migin, Melissa W.; Falahat, Mohammad; Yajid, Mohd Shukri Ab; Khatibi, Ali – Higher Education Studies, 2015
In recent years, Malaysia has witnessed an influx of foreign students in the local higher education institutions with the aggressive support from the Malaysian government to build Malaysia as the educational hub within the region. This is in line with Malaysia's aspiration to be a global education hub by year 2020. Besides the country level…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutional Characteristics, Foreign Students, Correlation
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Ghoroghi, Soudabeh; Hassan, Siti Aishah; Baba, Maznah – International Education Studies, 2015
The current study aimed to examine the relationship between marriage duration and marital adjustment of married Iranian students at postgraduate level in Malaysian universities. To this end, 220 randomly selected married participants completed an online questionnaire via email. The respondents were questioned about their demographic information…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Foreign Students, Online Surveys
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Nasirudeen, A. M. A.; Koh, Josephine Koh Wat; Lau, Adeline Lee Chin; Seng, Lim Lay; Ling, How Ai – Journal of International Students, 2014
This study aims to identify the level of acculturative stress and to examine the correlations between acculturative stress or its subcategories and variables such as English language proficiency. The results show that international students were challenged by social interactions, lack of English language proficiency and financial issues. The…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Stress Variables, Correlation, English (Second Language)
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Juan, Wu Xiao; Abidin, Mohamad Jafre Zainol; Eng, Lin Siew – English Language Teaching, 2013
This survey aims at studying the relationship between English vocabulary threshold and word guessing strategy that is used in reading comprehension learning among 80 pre-university Chinese students in Malaysia. T-test is the main statistical test for this research, and the collected data is analysed using SPSS. From the standard deviation test…
Descriptors: Correlation, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Saad, Noor Saazai Mat; Yunus, Melor Md; Embi, Mohamed Amin – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2013
Studies on out-of-class language learning strategies (OCLLSs) are usually divorced from the activities in class. Thus, this study addresses the connection of the two entities. The participants in this study were nine international postgraduate students who were undergoing their English language proficiency course in an institution in Malaysia.…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Class Activities, Second Language Learning, Learning Strategies
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Aryadoust, Vahid – International Journal of Listening, 2012
This article investigates a version of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) listening test for evidence of differential item functioning (DIF) based on gender, nationality, age, and degree of previous exposure to the test. Overall, the listening construct was found to be underrepresented, which is probably an important cause…
Descriptors: Evidence, Test Bias, Testing, Listening Comprehension Tests
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Suryani, Ina; Hizwari, Shafiq; Islam, Md. Aminul; Desa, Hazry – Higher Education Studies, 2012
This study looks at the correlation of the English learning which is by using weblog and the adaptation for international students at Universiti Malaysia Perlis. The study was conducted on the first batch of International students. There were 37 students from three countries with the majority from China followed by Indonesia and Sudan. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Bazzaz, Fatemeh Ebrahimi; Samad, Arshad Abd – English Language Teaching, 2011
An important aspect of native speakers' communicative competence is collocational competence which involves knowing which words usually come together and which do not. This paper investigates the possible relationship between knowledge of collocations and the use of verb noun collocation in writing stories because collocational knowledge…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Badib, Ayesha Abdullah Najieb; Guru, Subhatra – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2011
The Malaysian government is rigorously drawing up strategies to increase the already existing 60,000 foreign students currently studying in the country (The Star, 2009). With the influx of more foreign students and with English as the medium of instruction in local higher education, it is felt that a study to investigate international students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language)