The effects of future time perspective on motivated learning styles of UiTM basic accounting course: A case of outcome-based education / Dg Ku Habibah Ag Kee


The primary focus of the OBE-SCL curriculum implementation will be on what the student had learned and not based on what the lecturers had taught. Thus, the student’s learning style will play the significant role for the successful of OBE-SCL curriculum implementation. The main purpose of this study is to investigate how motivation and future time perspective on the student’s accounting learning style influence the students’ course outcome in UiTM. The sample consisted of 253 respondents who were taking financial accounting and accounting generic codes during the semester July – November 2010 as the first semester for the implementation of Outcome-Based Education Student- Centered learning (OBE-SCL) for all the accounting courses in UiTM Sabah. This study found that, future time perspective had a greater impact to the learning style as compared to motivation, furthermore future time perspective also had significant impact on motivation. Thus, the findings provide a new other discipline such as psychology that is future time perspective into education on which it can play as a motivator role as well as providing more varieties of the prediction on accounting learning styles and in turn improve the student’s course outcomes

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