—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.
—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: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Roziana Shaari and Rosman Md Yusoff are with the Faculty of
Management, Johor Bahru Campus, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
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.