Report-writing Disposition and Achievement Orientation: An exploratory research on MUET students


  • Boo Ho Voon Faculty of Business and Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
  • Kiat Teo Ai SMK DPHA Gapor, Kuching, Malaysia
  • Joyce E.C. Voon Institut Pendidikan Guru, Bahasa Antarabangsa, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia



This paper aimed to gauge the MUET students’ report-writing dispositions and achievement orientation as well as examine the influence of selected demographic variables on these two variables. The research was conducted on two groups of MUET students (79 students) in a government secondary school in Kuching. The findings indicated that the multi-item writing disposition and achievement orientation were reliable. These two variables were having a weak association. The report-writing dispositions of the surveyed MUET students were generally low, but their achievement orientations were satisfactory. The demographic variables had significant influences on their report-writing disposition, but not their achievement orientations.

Keywords: Report-writing disposition; Achievement orientation; MUET English.   

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2020. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.   




How to Cite

Voon, B. H. ., Ai , K. T., & Voon, J. E. . (2020). Report-writing Disposition and Achievement Orientation: An exploratory research on MUET students. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 5(SI1), 169–174.