Student approaches to studying: Identifying the Malaysian constructs and comparing them with those in other contexts

Siew Ming Thang

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The study undertook to identify the constructs in Approaches to Studying in a Malaysian higher education context by using factor analysis. These constructs were compared with those in other contexts. The study was undertaken in a Malaysian public university and the subjects of the study were distance learners and on‐campus learners from three disciplines: social sciences, sciences and business administration. A questionnaire comprising items taken mainly from the Revised Approaches to Studying Inventory (RASI) was used. The results indicated the presence of the two main orientations to studying (a meaning orientation and a reproducing orientation) in the Malaysian distance and on‐campus learners. These findings were consistent with those in other studies. The study also suggested the association of positive and negative connotations with both memorization and syllabus‐boundedness in the Malaysian context.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)359-371
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Further and Higher Education
Volume28
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2004

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Student approaches to studying : Identifying the Malaysian constructs and comparing them with those in other contexts. / Thang, Siew Ming.

In: Journal of Further and Higher Education, Vol. 28, No. 4, 01.01.2004, p. 359-371.

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