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Profile  Life Satisfaction among Acehnese University Students in Malaysia


Pelita Hayati, Chee Chew Sim, Nasrun


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The purpose of this study is to examine profile life satisfaction among Acehnese university students in Malaysia. International student mobility has over the past 10-15 years become an increasingly, more students from across the world are able to participate in higher education abroad, especially those from countries with rapidly growing economies in Asian country (i.e Malaysia, Indonesia, etc) (Verbik, Hobsons, & Lasanowski, 2007). The high educational ranking of Malaysia is appealing to many Acehnese students including to study in Malaysia (Symonds, 2011). Studying abroad can be a challenge having to adapt and adjust oneself to a whole new environment, culture, language, education system, lifestyle, and new friends. University is transition from high school and people need more adaptation to survive in new environment system of learning. How students cope with this can result in positive or negative outcomes for the students CGPA that can also impact on life satisfaction. Life satisfaction is defined as an individual’s overall appraisals of the quality of his or her life (Diener, Emmons, Larsen & Griffin, 1985), including the perception that one is progressing towards important life goals (Diener, Suh, Lucas & Smith, 1999). The population in this study are Acehnese university students in Malaysia (n=83).Sampling technique is using purposive sampling. Method of data collection using a Likert scale.  The scale that used in this study are Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) and Life Satisfaction Scale (LSS). Data analysis in this study are descriptive analysis (mean, percentage, frequency, and SD) and statistical analysis of inference. Analysis in this study conducted using IBM Satistical Package for the Social Science Software (SPSS) 19.0 for window.

Keywords: Life Satisfaction, Acehnese university student.

 



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