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JOEBM 2014 Vol.2(4): 281-284 ISSN: 2301-3567
DOI: 10.7763/JOEBM.2014.V2.139

International Postgraduates Adaptation Experience

Azizah Rajab, Roziana Shaari, Rosman Md Yusoff, Masdinah Md Yusof, and Nur Syazwin Mansor
Abstract—The aim of this study is to investigate college adaptation among international postgraduates in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) as students are the main customers of higher learning institution and determining their adaptation level can provide valuable insight to this institution. This study was conducted in Semester II 2012/2013 and consisted of 142 international postgraduates from various courses using the Student Adaptation to College Questionnaire-SACQ. Data was analyzed using inferential statistical methods including frequency and mean. Results show that academic adjustment, social adjustment, personal-emotional adjustment and institutional attachment of the international postgraduates at UTM are at moderate level, while social adjustment, personal-emotional adjustment and institutional attachment are the three highest adjustments respectively.

Index Terms—Academic adjustment, college adaptation, institutional attachment, personal-emotional.

Azizah Rajab, Masdinah Md Yusof, and Nur Syazwin Mansor are with the Language Academy, Johor Bahru Campus, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (e-mail: r_azie@yahoo.com).
Roziana Shaari and Rosman Md Yusoff are with the Faculty of Management, Johor Bahru Campus, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

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Cite: Azizah Rajab, Roziana Shaari, Rosman Md Yusoff, Masdinah Md Yusof, and Nur Syazwin Mansor, "International Postgraduates Adaptation Experience," Journal of Economics, Business and Management vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 281-284, 2014.

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