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Students' behaviour problems : an attempt to understand the causes

Md. Johan, Othman (2001) Students' behaviour problems : an attempt to understand the causes. Jurnal Pendidikan Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 7 . pp. 75-88. ISSN 1394-1801

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Abstract

A path analysis study was carried out to examine the effects of students ' selfconcept and other background variables of family environment, family socio-economic status and students' intelligence on their behaviour problems. Seven hundred and twenty-three form three students were randomly selected for the study based on their background variables mentioned above. The result shows that students' academic and non-academic self-concept were significantl y correlated with their behaviour problems. The non-academic self-concept was a better predictor of behaviour problems as compared to the academic self-concept. However , students' intelligen ce was found to be the best predictor of their behaviour problems among the independ ent variables under study . The role of intelligence and students family environment was also import ant as they have an indirect effect on their behaviour problem s through the non-academic self-concept. The results of the study have important implications on the role of parents, educators and administrators in checking student behaviour problems.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:students, behaviour problems
Subjects:L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Divisions:Education
ID Code:12251
Deposited By: Ms Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:13 Apr 2011 05:47
Last Modified:13 Apr 2011 05:47

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