Perceptions and Attitudes of Finance Students towards Economics Education
Keywords:Teaching Style, Classroom Learning Environment, Preparation, Commitment
This paper investigates the perceptions and attitudes of finance students at Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) towards economics education and its associations with academic performance among students. A quantitative design was used and the participants included 101 students. Data was analysed using descriptive statistical analysis, factor analysis, and multiple regression analysis. Three variables were identified from the 23-item questionnaire, namely ‘Lecturer teaching style and classroom learning environment’, 'Students’ preparation and readiness’, and 'Students’ commitment’. The regression of the final examination scores on the three variables extracted from factor analysis revealed that only lecturers’ teaching style and classroom learning environment was significantly associated with students’ academic performance.
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