A Study of Learning Pressure, Learning Attitudes, and Achievement among Macau Undergraduates

Jen Hung WANG, Kuan Chen TSAI, Sut Kei CHU, Cheok Leng Lei, I Lam Chio, Hoi Man Lee


The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships among learning pressure, learning attitudes, and academic achievement of university students; specifically, Chinese undergraduates from three universities in Macau. Convenience sampling was used in the current study, and a total of 135 questionnaires were retrieved. We found a significant, moderate, and positive correlation between learning pressure and learning attitudes. We also found a negative correlation between learning pressure and academic achievement. The last correlation we found, between learning attitude and academic achievement, was positive and significant. When we regressed learning pressure and learning attitudes on academic achievement, the results showed that both variables were effective predictors of achievement.


Learning pressure; learning attitudes; academic achievement; Chinese undergraduates; Macau

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