Level of commitment to engineering education in a polytechnic in Singapore

Siew Wee Kwek

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Understanding students perceptions of social and psychological aspects of the self and of the learning environments in classrooms may lead to higher level of commitment to engineering education. In this exploratory study, data were collected from 402 first year engineering students at a polytechnic in Singapore. Correlation and regression were used to examine the relationships between five variables (students' prior schooling, self-efficacy, perception of their learning environment, situational interest, and academic performance) and students' level of commitment, and to examine the change in their level of commitment over the first year of studies.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Punch, Keith, Supervisor
  • Chapman, Elaine, Supervisor
Award date18 Jun 2018
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018


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