Title: MCDM modelling on learning achievement determinants of undergraduate students in Taiwan

Authors: Yi-Hui Chiang

Addresses: Department of International Business, Chung Hua University, 707, Sec.2, Wu Fu Rd., Hsinchu, 30012, Taiwan

Abstract: Learning achievement is one of the important higher education issues deserving attention. What are determinants on learning achievement? Does the time management eterminant (use of internet, part time job) matter? Or if not, what determinants make sense? The aim of this paper is to study the determinants for learning achievement from the undergraduate students' perspectives by applying the multiple-criteria-decision-making (MCDM) model. According to the results, among the six dimensions, 'learning motivation'; is the key dimension, 'learning attitude' ranks second, 'time management' ranks third, while 'learning resources' counts the least on learning achievement. The results provide insights for students, teachers, and school administrators.

Keywords: learning achievement; determinants; undergraduate students; multicriteria decision making; MCDM; analytical hierarchy process; AHP; higher education; modelling; Taiwan; learning motivation; learning attitudes; time management; learning resources.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEED.2015.070627

International Journal of Education Economics and Development, 2015 Vol.6 No.2, pp.130 - 141

Received: 13 Feb 2015
Accepted: 14 Mar 2015

Published online: 14 Jul 2015 *

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