Family, learning environments, learning approaches, and student outcomes in a Malaysian private university

Kek, Megan Yih Chyn Alexandria and Darmawan, I Gusti Ngurah and Chen, Yu Sui (2007) Family, learning environments, learning approaches, and student outcomes in a Malaysian private university. International Education Journal, 8 (2). pp. 318-336. ISSN 1443-1475

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Abstract

This paper presents the quantitative findings from a mixed methods study of students and faculty at a private medical university in Malaysia. In particular, the relationships among students’ individual characteristics, general self-efficacy, family context, university and classroom learning environments, curriculum, approaches to learning, and measures of students’ academic achievement, self-directed learning readiness and mental health at the student level. Data were collected from 392 students attending a private medical university in Malaysia. The findings from the partial least square path (PLSPATH) suggest that: (a) parental involvement continues to impact and influence student learning process, and related student outcomes, at the university level, and (b) a surface approach to learning is related to poor quality processes and outcomes and a deep approach to learning is related to high quality processes and outcomes.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited with permission of the publisher.
Depositing User: Dr Megan Kek
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Learning and Teaching Support Unit
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2009 05:55
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:16
Uncontrolled Keywords: family, learning environments, learning approaches, higher education, student outcomes
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130209 Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5111

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