Geographical Terms Literacy Among Geography Students of Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (Upsi)

Literasi Istilah Geografi Dalam Kalangan Mahasiswa Geografi, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (Upsi)


  • Lokman Hakim Abdullah Jabatan Geografi dan Alam Sekitar, Fakulti Sains Kemanusiaan, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, 35900, Tanjong Malim, Perak, MALAYSIA



Literacy of geographic terms, physical geography, human geography, geographic skills, geography students of Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI)


This study aims to determine the level of literacy of geographic terms among geography students, at Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI). Terms in physical geography, human geography, and geographic skills are used in this study. A quantitative approach with a survey design through a questionnaire instrument was used. The study sample consisted of 220 UPSI geography students using a simple random sampling technique. Descriptive analysis (frequency and percentage) and inferential analysis (t-test and Pearson correlation) were used to answer each research question. The findings of the study show that 55.0% of UPSI geography students are at a good level of geographic literacy term. The results of the t-test show that there is no significant difference between gender and place of residence with the literacy level of geographical terms, for gender t=1.275, p>.05 and place of residence, t=-1.66, p>.05. Pearson's correlation analysis shows that there is a significant positive relationship between the frequency of reading geography books, the latest CGPA value and interest in geography subjects with the literacy level of geography terms. For the frequency of reading r=0.136, p<.05, CGPA r=0.171, p<.05, interest r=-0.153, p<.05. In conclusion, this study shows that UPSI geography students have a good level of knowledge of geographical terms, but the percentage of the majority is still weak. In addition, the findings of the study also show that the level of knowledge of human geography terms and the term geographic skills is weak. Findings from this study can be used by UPSI in the future in designing a curriculum that helps in improving the literacy level of geographical terms among students.


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Abdullah, L. H. (2022). Geographical Terms Literacy Among Geography Students of Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (Upsi): Literasi Istilah Geografi Dalam Kalangan Mahasiswa Geografi, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (Upsi). GEOGRAFI, 10(2), 69–98.