Pelajar generasi pertama sebagai sumber manusia

Motivasi dan aspirasi melanjutkan pelajaran ke institusi pengajian tinggi (IPT)

Translated title of the contribution: First generation students as human resource: Motivation and aspiration to further studies in higher education institutions

Abdul Hamid Abdul Rahim, Norzaini Azman, R. N Mohd Majzub

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Purpose: Understanding educational aspirations is crucial because developing a desire to attend college is the first step in the application process into higher education institutions. The purpose of this study is to investigate aspects of motivation and aspiration of first-generation students at rural secondary schools. In particular, this study identifies the level of motivation and aspirations of firstgeneration students to pursue studies at higher education institutions. The study also examines the relationship between motivation and aspirations and the motivational factors that influence aspirations. Design: The study used an explanatory mixed method approach. 417 of form four first generation students were chosen by stratified random sampling to answer a set of questionnaires. Eight focused groups were chosen through a purposive sampling process to gather qualitative data. Findings: Results of the study show that the level of first generation students' motivation is high while their aspirations were medium to high. There is a significantly positive relationship between motivation and aspiration. The motivational factors that influence aspirations include physiological needs, safety needs, social needs, esteem needs and self actualization needs. Significance: The study has strategic implications on schools and higher education institutions in their efforts to aid rural area first generation students to realise their aspirations.

Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)203-232
Number of pages30
JournalMalaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction
Volume10
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Keywords

  • First-generation students
  • Higher education
  • Level of aspiration
  • Level of motivation

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Pelajar generasi pertama sebagai sumber manusia : Motivasi dan aspirasi melanjutkan pelajaran ke institusi pengajian tinggi (IPT). / Rahim, Abdul Hamid Abdul; Azman, Norzaini; Majzub, R. N Mohd.

In: Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction, Vol. 10, 2013, p. 203-232.

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