Teachers-student Relationship and Its Relation with Student Learning Commitment: Do Quality Teacher Make a Different Learning between Student Genders?

ROHANI ARBAA, HAZRI JAMIL, NORDIN ABD RAZAK

Abstract


This study was conducted to examine the relationship between the dimensions of quality teacher with the learning commitment of the students. Quantitative method using questionnaire was used in this study to obtain data. A total of 458 Form Four students selected as respondents in the various stages of cluster sampling technique. The questionnaire consists of four constructs which are the learning commitment of students, mastery of subject content, teaching skills of teachers and teacher-student relationship has been distributed to students. The results showed that there is a moderate positive relationship between the characteristics of quality teachers with the learning commitment of the students. Teacher-student relationship has been identified as the characteristics of teacher’s quality that become the best predictor for increase student learning commitment. Relatively girls showed a higher commitment to learn than boys, while the socio-economic status of students found not to affect the student learning commitment. This study shows that teacherstudent relationship is a significant factor in improving student learning commitment.

Keywords


Quality teacher, learning commitment, teacher-student relationship, students learning commitment

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