The relationship between family communication, self-concept, and academic achievement of adolescents in some schools of Petaling Jaya, Malaysia [microform] /

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Typescript. Thesis (Ed. D.)--Western Michigan University, 1984. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 154-164). Microfilm. s

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This research was conducted to determine the relationship between children's communication with their parents and self concept among Malay adolescence. The Questionnaire of Communication Exercise for Teenagers (1971) was used to measure the level of communication between child and parents whiles the second questionnaire, Harter Self Perception Profile for Adolescents Scale (1986) was used to measure the child's self concept. This quantitative descriptive study selected 300 consist adolescence aged 15-16 years. Random sampling was used to select the sample.The results showed that there has a relationship between children communication with parents and adolescent self concept. According to this study, the results of the study seem to describe that Malay society is still maintaining the societal pattern that is collectivistic in nature. What is most interesting is that the results of the study also describe how Malay society still maintains the traits of societal life that emphasize on harmony even in communication. This is because Malays have their own method in conveying their thoughts. This proves that families in Malay society place more importance in familial relations, family gatherings, cooperation during feasts, sharing and emphasize on mutual rights in all aspects of life.
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This study investigates the effects of classroom communication and students' academic performance at the Kulliyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences (KIRKHS), International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). This study involves two lecturers who are classified as excellent and average in their respective sections. Specifically, the researchers are interested in observing the classroom communication practice of the two lecturers involved and the effects it has on the students' academic performance. The findings of the study show that both lecturers are equally good in their classroom communication practice. There were no significant effects of classroom communication and students' academic performances in the two sections involved. However, students in both sections agreed that effective classroom communication is important in ensuring that teaching and learning take place.
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