Implementation of Courtesy Module on Misbehaviour Secondary School Students (29 - 42)

  • Phyllis Wong J.N
  • Aslina Ahmad
Keywords: Courtesy Module, irreverent misconduct, Secondary School Students


This study was conducted to improve the module that was issued by the Ministry of Education (MOE). Besides, this study aimed to seek for the appropriate theory to apply as an enhancement of courtesy module and also the effectiveness on the implementation of the module to change students’ irreverent misconduct. This study was also done to determine students' perceptions on the use of the proposed modules. This study utilized the design of Kimmes Action Research Model process. The sample consisted of 10 Form 1 to 5 students selected purposively (6 males and 4 females) at one of the secondary schools in Beaufort. The instrument used in this study involves four data collection methods, namely disciplinary case record, observation, pre and post tests, and structured interviews to evaluate the effectiveness of the module after a period of 3 weeks. The data obtained was quantitative and qualitative. Quantitative data was analyzed using Microsoft Office Excel 2007, which involves the analysis of statistical data, while qualitative data were analyzed using the manual method. These findings showed the issues that arise from the use of courtesy module built by the MOE and has been improved with the application of Politeness Theory and Behavioral Theory that considered appropriate. This study also showed that the implementation of the courtesy module that has been improved can reduce the frequency of students’ irreverent misconduct, improve self-discipline of students, changed their attitudes and behavior, and also raise awareness of the students about the importance of modesty in everyday life, which was supported by positive responses on the modules of the intervention that was carried out.


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Wong J.N, P., & Ahmad, A. (2019). Implementation of Courtesy Module on Misbehaviour Secondary School Students (29 - 42). Evaluation Studies in Social Sciences, 7(1), 29-42. Retrieved from