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Thien, Lei Mee; Razak, Nordin Abd – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2014
Commitment is a complex attitude that is potentially influenced by the nature of the groups and is contingent on the context in which an individual functions. Thus, different sociocultural environments will prescribe different imperatives for individuals' or groups' attitudes toward their work, particularly teachers' commitment in a multi-ethnic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Ethnic Groups, Elementary School Teachers
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Bernardo, Allan B. I.; Ismail, Rosnah – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2010
The study investigates the hypothesis that country differences in achievement goals of students are associated with differences in how students with different achievement goals are perceived by students in different cultures. University students from Malaysia and the Philippine were asked to complete questionnaires on their achievement goals and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Goal Orientation, College Students
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Abd Razak, Nordin; Darmawan, I. Gusti Ngurah; Keeves, John P. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2010
Culture is believed to be an important factor that influences various aspects of human life, such as behaviour, thinking, perceptions and attitudes. This article examines the similarities and differences in the influence of culture on teacher commitment in three types of Malaysian primary schools. Since commitment to teaching has rarely been…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Path Analysis, Least Squares Statistics, Foreign Countries