Demographic analysis on self-regulation among Malaysian university students during the covid-19 pandemic

Norsimah Dasan and Norkiah Arsat and Mohd Mahadzir Rahimi Mohamed Nawi (2022) Demographic analysis on self-regulation among Malaysian university students during the covid-19 pandemic. Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 7. pp. 1-11. ISSN 2504-8562

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The Covid-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the lives of the entire population of the world. The effect is also experienced by university students who must be independent in learning. Therefore, self-regulation is needed in the management of their life at the university. The concept of self-regulation is an individual's belief about his ability to plan and control behavior. Students at university need these factors to ensure that the patterns of thinking and feeling produced are in line with their actions of completing tasks and at the same time control their behavior from harmful social and environmental effects. Demographic factors such as gender, ethnicity, place of residence of students, field of study and duration of study are focused as variables that are assumed to influence differences in student self-regulation. This study was conducted using a quantitative method involving 590 students of Universiti Malaysia Sabah who were selected through random sampling. The Adolescent Self-Regulation Inventory instrument was used to obtain feedback from the sample. Data were analyzed using IBM SPSS 26.0 software. The results of the study found that self-regulation does not differ significantly based on gender, ethnicity, student's place of residence, field and period of study. This study contributes to the addition of psychological knowledge related to student self-regulation during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: Self-regulation , Covid-19 , University students
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF1-990 Psychology > BF608-635 Will. Volition. Choice. Control
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB5-3640 Theory and practice of education > LB2300-2430 Higher education
Department: FACULTY > Faculty of Psychology and Education
Depositing User: DG MASNIAH AHMAD -
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2022 20:23
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2022 20:23

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