Developing a student development index: An evidence from Vietnam


Zulhamri Abdullah, Tai Lit Cheng and Mohd Fauzi Ramlan

The purpose of this study was to develop a measure on students’ development in the higher educational institutions in Vietnam. The conceptual framework of student development was based on Bandura’s self-efficacy and Chickering’s seven vectors. Thus, this study focused on students’ identity development, primarily on seven vectors of development, which were to develop competence, emotions, interdependence, and maturity in interpersonal relationship, self-identity, purpose, and integrity. A quantitative survey approach is employed in this study among university students in the Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. 422 usable responses were valid to be analysed. The sampling frame was from university’s database provided by the Academic Department 2013. The findings showed there were positive relationships between self-efficacy and Chickering’s seven vectors. Self-efficacy was also positively correlated with student satisfaction and instituitonal image. This study contributed to both of theoretical and practical implications on the university’s student development in Vietnam.


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