THE EFFECT OF LEARNING ENVIRONMENT TOWARDS PSYCHOLOGICAL WELLBEING AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS.
This study aims to measure the effect of the learning environment and psychological wellbeing on the academic achievement of students from Sultan Idris Education University. Information was obtained from the questionnaire involving 542 second year Bachelor Degree students at Sultan Idris Education University. The questionnaire used to measure students’ environment is Dundee Ready Education Environment Measure (DREEM) by Roff et al., (1997). Psychological wellbeing was measured using Ryff’s Scales of Psychological Well-Being by Carol Ryff (1989). Academic achievement was based on the Grade Point Average (GPA). The result shows that the learning environment in relation to social, academic and lecturer ais the predictor that has a significant correlation and contribution on students’ psychological wellbeing. The result also shows that only the academic-related learning environment is the only predictor that has a correlation and contributes to students’ psychological wellbeing. Conclusively, a good learning environment is very important to sustain students’ psychological wellbeing and increase their academic achievement. This study gives an implication that university has to inculcate and sustain a learning environment that is conducive encompassing the physical condition, where learning takes place and encompassing anything related to university education, including the relationship with the lecturers, classmates and the whole culture of the program.