Time management skills in higher institutions

A case study of electrical, electronic & systems engineering undergraduate students

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Time management is an important skill that every student in higher education institutions should acquire since it is one of the key factors in assuring excellent achievement in academic. Students with poor time-management skills are far more likely to be stressed and, as a result, have a negative impact on the quality of life. Thus, this paper discusses this issue based on a study among students of Electrical, Electronic & System Engineering at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia according to year of study and then establishes the relationship with the student's academic performance. Data were collected using a set of questionnaire carried out on 272 undergraduate students from year one to year four for 2015/2016 session. These data were then analysed using ANOVA statistical inference and Pearson correlations. Results revealed that time management skills of the respondents were at moderate level and established a negative correlation with year of study. This study also found significant findings where time management skills have a positive but weak correlation with student’s academic performance. These findings suggest the need for additional research to further refine the justifications of these measures. The university is also anticipated to provide a good platform for students to develop their time management skills at the early stage of their admission to university.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-68
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Engineering Science and Technology
Volume11
Issue numberSpecial Issue onpendidikankejuruteraandanalambina
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016

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Keywords

  • Academic performance
  • Bachelor of engineering
  • Time management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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