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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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Pursuing Studies in Agricultural Science: Persistence Based on Student Engagement

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Abdullah Mat Rashid, Nurul Husna AbRazak, Nurul Farhana Mohamed



Skilled workers, semi-skilled workers, Agricultural Education, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), academic, out-of-class engagement and emotion.



The world’s population by 2050 is expected to rise to nearly 10 billion and boosting agricultural demand. Therefore, it increases the challenge to offer skilled and semi-skilled workers in the agriculture sector. Unfortunately, the percentage of students choose this sector as a career and further the study to a higher level is still low. Hence, this study aims to evaluate the persistence to pursue studies in agricultural science based on student engagement. This research used a survey study. Questionnaires were distributed to 159 respondents who were selected from three Vocational Colleges by using random sampling techniques. Research findings showed that the level of student persistence in pursuing their studies in agricultural science was high based on the level of student perception towards student engagement. It can be concluded that student engagement affects the level of student persistence in pursuing their studies in agricultural science based on academic, out-of-class engagement and emotion. In addition to enhancing knowledge, the contribution of this research can also serve as a benchmark for all parties such as teachers, administration and parents in helping students to increase their persistence in pursuit of agricultural science. In the future, research on the other factors that can improve student persistence in the quest of agricultural science can be taken into consideration.



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