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A path analysis of model of performance for Malaysian and Australian engineering undergraduates

Paimin, Aini Nazura and Roger Hadgraft, G. and Kaya Prpic, J. and David Shallcross, C. and Alias, Maizam A path analysis of model of performance for Malaysian and Australian engineering undergraduates. In: Talent Management Symposium (TMS 2012) , 11-12 July 2012, Australia.


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While most studies have focused on attrition issues, engineering educators still have a lack of understanding of factors that can contribute to students’ success in engineering. The main purpose of this research has been to quantitatively examine the relationships between strategy, interest, intention and academic performance within the Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA). Participants were 135 Malaysian and 132 Australian engineering undergraduates who completed the Study Process Questionnaire (R-SPQ-2F) scale and Learner Autonomy Profile (LAP-SF) scale. The correlation coefficient analysis shows strong interrelationships between learning strategy, interest and intention. However findings of structural equation modelling (SEM) analysis revealed unexpected but interesting findings. Two different path models were established for the Malaysian and Australian data with suggesting that intention is influenced by strategy only via the establishment of interest, which is consistence with the theory used.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: learning strategy; interest; intention; academic performance; success
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC0065 Social aspects of education
Divisions: Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education > Department of Professional Education
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2012 07:22
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2012 07:22
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/2817
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