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The Influence of Perceived Stress and Culture Shock Among International Postgraduate Students' Academic Achievement in Universiti Utara Malaysia

Puspitasari, Ayu Widiati (2011) The Influence of Perceived Stress and Culture Shock Among International Postgraduate Students' Academic Achievement in Universiti Utara Malaysia. Masters thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

This study was to determine the influence of student background, perceived stress and culture shock to the academic achievement of postgraduate international students in UUM Kedah, Malaysia. The specific aim is to identify and look at the relationship and influence of international postgraduate students perceived for stress and culture shock with their academic achievements. Collected through questionnaire surveys postgraduate students in UUM Kedah, Malaysia at the School of Business (College of Business) (n = 139). Questionnaire is needed to find data information about demographic backgrounds of respondents and factors stress that their perceived and culture shock. The data are then analyzed using SPSS version 14.0. The findings show that there are correlation between perceived stress and culture shock on academic achievement, but there is no influence between culture shock and academic achievement, only perceived stress that affect the academic achievement. Therefore, the results can be input for the university to give more attention to postgraduate international students with academic stress experienced by them. In addition, there are suggestions and recommendations are discussed for future research.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Academic Achievement, Perceived Stress, Culture Shock, International Postgraduate Students
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: College of Business (COB)
Depositing User: Mr Husni Ismail
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2011 01:11
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2016 07:56
URI: http://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/2640

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