THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FAMILY FACTORS AND MOTIVATION WITH ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF FELDA STUDENTS

  • Hamidah Yusof Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
  • Norasibah Abdul Jalil Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris
Keywords: Motivation, Competitive spirit, Facilities, Parental involvement, Parental expectation

Abstract

This study focuses on the factors that influence Felda students’ academic achievement. The factors studied were the motivation, competitive spirit of students, education level of parents or guardians, facilities, parental involvement and expectations. A total of 230 Form 4 students from three schools in the district of Jempol, Negeri Sembilan have been selected as respondents. This study used questionnaires to collect data and data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. The findings showed that the level of motivation, competitive spirit of Felda students, educational facilities, and parental involvement were average but the level of parental involvement was high. The results also showed a significant relationship between students’ motivation, education level of parents or guardians, educational facilities, and parental expectations with students’ academic achievement. There were no significant relationship between the spirit of competition and parental involvement with Felda students’ academic achievement.
This study recommends that teachers, counselors and parents to increase student motivation and competitive spirit. In addition, parents or guardians must also continue to support students by providing more educational facilities, engaging more in educational activities and continuing to have high expectations for their children.

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Published
2019-03-05
How to Cite
Yusof, H., & Abdul Jalil, N. (2019). THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FAMILY FACTORS AND MOTIVATION WITH ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF FELDA STUDENTS. Journal of Contemporary Issues and Thought, 2, 141-151. Retrieved from https://ejournal.upsi.edu.my/index.php/JCIT/article/view/940

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