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Wider, Walton; Mustapha, Mazni; Halik, Murnizam; Bahari, Ferlis – Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction, 2017
Purpose: Building upon attachment theory and emerging theory, the current study was aimed at examining the effect of peer attachment in predicting adjustment to life in university among freshmen in a public unirvsity in East Malaysia. Furthermore, it sought to examine the influence of gender and perceived-adult status as moderators of the…
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, College Freshmen, Foreign Countries, Predictor Variables
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Hang, Bui Thi Thuy; Kaur, Amrita; Nur, Abdul Hamid Busthami – Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction, 2017
Purpose: Student motivation for positive academic outcome and persistence at school is significantly affected by personal and environmental factors. Anchored in self-determination theory, this study tested a motivational model which looked at how support in terms of perceived teacher autonomy and from school administration constituted the key…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Determination, Motivation Techniques, Models
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Badrasawi, Kamal J. I.; Abu Kassim, Noor Lide; Daud, Nuraihan Mat – Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction, 2017
Purpose: The study sought to determine the hierarchical nature of reading skills. Whether reading is a "unitary" or "multi-divisible" skill is still a contentious issue. So is the hierarchical order of reading skills. Determining the hierarchy of reading skills is challenging as item difficulty is greatly influenced by factors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Reading Tests, Test Items
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Kepol, Napisah – Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine and discuss one of the strategies in the latest Malaysian language education policy "Memartabatkan Bahasa Malaysia Memperkukuh Bahasa Inggeris" (MBMMBI) (To Uphold Bahasa Malaysia and to Strengthen the English Language). The strategy in focus is aimed at improving the quality of English…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Educational Policy
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Ayebo, Abraham; Assuah, Charles – Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction, 2017
Purpose: This paper presents the results of a study that sought to determine teacher conceptions of classroom management and control. The study explored classroom management knowledge of participants, and how the knowledge was gained. It also investigated the extent to which participants held various conceptions, including rule-based, dominance…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Grounded Theory, Grammar, Mixed Methods Research
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Singh, Charanjit Kaur Swaran; Lebar, Othman; Kepol, Napisah; Rahman, Rafiah Abdul; Mukhtar, Kurotol Aini Muhammad – Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction, 2017
Purpose: The study was aimed at exploring and analysing the current assessment practices of lecturers in selected Malaysian higher learning institution classrooms. The focus was the different modes of assessment used in the classroom and to make recommendations on using a variety of assessment modes that would be well-aligned with the intended…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Qualitative Research
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Noor, Farukh; Hanafi, Zahyah – Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction, 2017
Purpose: Academic achievement of students can be fostered and improved if they learn to apply emotional intelligence in their emerging adulthood. The core objective of this research is to test the relationship between emerging adulthood and academic achievement by taking emotional intelligence as a mediator. Methodology: The sample comprises 90…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Young Adults, Late Adolescents, Academic Achievement
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Srikoon, Sanit; Bunterm, Tassanee; Nethanomsak, Teerachai; Ngang, Tang Keow – Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction, 2017
Purpose: The attention, working memory, and mood of learners are the most important abilities in the learning process. This study was concerned with the comparison of contextualized attention, working memory, and mood through a neurocognitive-based model (5P) and a conventional model (5E). It sought to examine the significant change in attention,…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Attention, Short Term Memory, Psychological Patterns
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Kermani, Hengameh – Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction, 2017
Purpose: The present study was designed to examine whether mathematics computer games improved young children's learning of number sense under three different conditions: when used individually, with a peer, and with teacher facilitation. Methodology: This study utilized a mixed methodology, collecting both quantitative and qualitative data. A…
Descriptors: Computer Games, Educational Games, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics
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Khong, Hou-Keat; Hassan, Nurul Husna; Ramli, Norasrani – Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate student motivation and gender differences in learning Spanish as a foreign language in the Malaysian context. Method: Student motivation was measured by means of a self-report questionnaire based on Gardner's social psychological model. The questionnaire contained both close-ended and open-ended…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Barreto, Daisyane; Vasconcelos, Lucas; Orey, Michael – Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction, 2017
Purpose: With video games being a source of leisure and learning, educators and researchers alike are interested in understanding children's motivation for playing video games as a way to learn. This study explores student motivation and engagement levels in playing two math video games in the game "Club Penguin." Method: This is a…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Learner Engagement, Mathematics Instruction, Educational Games
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Abdul Rahim, Fauziah; Chun, Lee Seung – Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction, 2017
Purpose: This study investigated rural English teachers' perceptions of factors which influence the literacy development of young learners in rural school settings. This investigation led to a further enquiry on the dimensions of an affective literacy framework to support the English learning of rural young learners. Methodology: The study…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Rural Areas
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Harun, Haliza; Abdullah, Norhana; Wahab, Nur Syuhada' Ab.; Zainuddin, Nurkhamimi – Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction, 2017
Purpose: This study investigated the use of metalanguage as a mediational tool in understanding targeted grammatical concepts from the perspective of the Sociocultural approach (SCT) in learning a second language (L2). Methodology: The participants involved in this study were Malay undergraduates with low to intermediate proficiency in L2 English.…
Descriptors: Grammar, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Ibrahim, Mikail; Baharun, Hazleena; Harun, Haliza; Othman, Normah – Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction, 2017
Purpose: This study examined the interrelationships between a set of antecedent academic intrinsic motivations and metacognitive strategy such as goal orientation, perceived value and religiosity in Fundamental Knowledge for Matriculation courses (FKM). It also investigated the relationship between intrinsic motivation and metacognitive strategy…
Descriptors: Motivation, Metacognition, Academic Achievement, College Students
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Tan, Phei Ling; Lim, Chap Sam; Kee, Kor Liew – Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction, 2017
Purpose: Knowledge state specifies pupils' mastery level and informs about their strength and weaknesses in the tested domain. This study attempted to diagnose primary pupils' learning the concept of "after" through their knowledge states by using Cognitive Diagnostic Assessment (CDA). Methodology: This study employed a survey research…
Descriptors: Concept Teaching, Cognitive Measurement, Diagnostic Tests, Knowledge Level
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