The relationship between the learning ecology system and students' engagement

A case study in Selangor

Amla Mohd Salleh, Mazdalina Mat Desa, Ramlah Mohd Tuit

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    Abstract

    School engagement is a relatively new concept in education. However, studies have demonstrated that the concept is useful in predicting students' academic achievement. The present study was conducted to examine Malaysian students' school engagement status and to understand the factors that influenced their engagement. The survey method was used to collect data with a questionnaire measuring the level of students' engagement in three psychological domains (cognitive, affective, and behavior). The influential factors were measured by learning about the ecological factors affecting the students' academic engagement, including their teachers' teaching practice and the support they received from teachers, peers, and parents. A total of 311 (male and female) participants between the ages of 12-16 years from form one, form two, form three, and form four in a school in Selangor were selected using a random sampling procedure. Data was analyzed using descriptive and correlational analyses. The results showed that male and female students exhibit significantly different levels of engagement. Female students have a higher level of engagement than males. Teachers' teaching practices and the support students received from peers, parents, and teachers were positively correlated with students' engagement level. Although the results of the study support the findings of previous studies, further studies are suggested to verify the present findings. Implications for schools and parenting practices are also discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)110-117
    Number of pages8
    JournalAsian Social Science
    Volume9
    Issue number12 SPL ISSUE
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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    Keywords

    • Academic performance
    • Learning ecological system
    • School engagement
    • Teacher support

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    The relationship between the learning ecology system and students' engagement : A case study in Selangor. / Salleh, Amla Mohd; Desa, Mazdalina Mat; Tuit, Ramlah Mohd.

    In: Asian Social Science, Vol. 9, No. 12 SPL ISSUE, 2013, p. 110-117.

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    Salleh, Amla Mohd ; Desa, Mazdalina Mat ; Tuit, Ramlah Mohd. / The relationship between the learning ecology system and students' engagement : A case study in Selangor. In: Asian Social Science. 2013 ; Vol. 9, No. 12 SPL ISSUE. pp. 110-117.
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