Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Students’ Perspectives on University Experiences; The Role of Protective Factors in Students’ Lives

an article by Malek Jdaitawi, Ahmad Nawafleh, Ismaeel Nabrawi, Feras Talafha and Amani Mohd (University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia) and Maya-Panorama (University of Utara Malaysia, Kedah, Malaysia) published in International Education Studies Volume 6 Number 7 (2013)


This study examined the relationship between protective factors and students’ university experiences among 289 first year university students.

The study made use of exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses to reveal initial support for the research variables.

In addition, path analysis was utilised to investigate the relationship among the variables. The moderating effects of the variables were tested simultaneously, through multi-group analysis of Structural Equation Modeling.

The final part of the study discussed the empirical findings and their implications.

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