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Vahidi, Naghmeh; Roslan, Samsilah; Abdullah, Maria Chong; Omar, Zoharah – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2016
Recently, despite the high budget allocating for education in Malaysia, the educational performance among students is low (Blueprint, 2013). Pascarella and Terenzini (2005; 1991) have identified four theories and models that affect students' learning: (a) psychosocial, (b) cognitive-structural, (c) typological, and (d) person-environment…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Majors (Students), Undergraduate Students, Student Interests
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Abdullah, Maria Chong; Kong, Luo Lan; Talib, Abd Rahim – Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction, 2014
Purpose: This study was conducted to examine relationships between perceived social support, university adjustment and academic achievement of first semester students enrolled in various undergraduate programs in a Malaysian public university. Methodology: This study employed a quantitative approach with a descriptive correlation design to address…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Predictor Variables, Student Adjustment, Academic Achievement
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Gaik, Lee Phaik; Abdullah, Maria Chong; Elias, Habibah; Uli, Jegak – Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to find out the relationship between adolescents' parental attachment and delinquent behaviour in the aspects of trust, communication and alienation. In this study, delinquent behaviour refers to the set of behaviours which is against any mainstream established rules or norms. It is believed that delinquent…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Attachment Behavior, Correlation, Crime