Factors that influence students’ learning: an observation on vocational college students

Ismail, Mohd Erfy and Hashim, Suhaizal and Hamzah, Norhasyimah and Abd Samad, Noorazman and Masran, Saiful Hadi and Mat Daud, Khairul Azhar and Mohd Amin, Nor Fadila and Samsudin, Mohd Ali and Kamarudin, Nur Zatul Shima (2019) Factors that influence students’ learning: an observation on vocational college students. Journal of Technical Education and Training, 11 (1). pp. 93-99. ISSN 2229-8932

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This study examined the factors that influence students’ learning for machine industry courses in Malaysian Southern Region Vocational Colleges. The factors that have been studied were the students’ interest, parental involvement and teachers teaching. This study used the survey design method involving 90 randomly selected 4th year students from three Vocational Colleges as respondents. Primary data were obtained using questionnaires (Cronbach Alpa = .85) and secondary data were based on students' academic performance test result. The data were analysed with the aid of the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) to get the frequency, percentage, mean and standard deviation. The results showed that there was a medium level of influence between students’ achievement and students’ interest, parental involvement and teachers teaching. For student interest factor, students who have good achievement in some subjects were those who have an interest in the subject. In addition, the involvement of parents helping in students’ assignment at home will help them to improve their achievement in school. Next, in the process of teaching, the teacher must inflict the interest of student learning, guiding them in an effective learning way, provide teaching materials and improve their mastery skills. Some suggestions to overcome the challenges identified in this study were also presented at the end of the study.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Achievement; parental involvement; students’ interest; teacher’s teaching style
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC980-1099.5 Types of education > LC1041-1048 Vocational education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education > Department of Vocational Education
Depositing User: Miss Afiqah Faiqah Mohd Hafiz
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2021 06:34
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2021 06:34
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/4398

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