Academic performance: the influence of mentoring programs to students in PTPL Sabah

Carolyn Annamarie Ariffin (2014) Academic performance: the influence of mentoring programs to students in PTPL Sabah. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.

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Academic excellence is a major goal of students, parents and educators. The need for skilled human resources and knowledge at the tertiary level, for example, is increasing. New areas related to the needs of development and the expanding of current economic and social matters of the country become a priority. So, It is not surprising that the issue of academic excellence has always been an issue of heated discussion and often steal the attention of the public or media. Academic achievement is often seen from the abilities available in the student Students' effort, previous schooling, parent's educational background, family income, self-motivation of students, age of student, learning preferences and entry qualification of students are important factors that have effect on student's academic performance. Yet, it is undeniable that there are other factors that can influence their achievements, particularly when they enter university. Among them is the existence of the mentoring programs for students. Mentoring has been shown to help students achieved better grades, established obtainable goals, and enhanced their self-esteem when partnered with caring, supportive adults. This study attempted to determine the influence of mentoring programs to students' academic performance. The objective of the study is to determine whether mentoring communication, career support and psychosocial support has a significant relationship with academic performance. A survey research method was used to gather 115 usable questionnaires from student of certificate and diploma level from the School of Business Management and Professional Studies (SBMP) of Pusat Teknologi dan Pengurusan Lanjutan (PTPL) Sabah. The outcome of Pearson correlation confirms that there was no significant relationship between mentoring communication with academic performance but it was found that the relationship between both support; career and psychosocial support with academic performance was significant In addition, the implications, limitations and future directions of this research was discussed.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: academic excellence, mentoring, academic performance
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Business, Economics and Accounting
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2017 06:36
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2017 06:36

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