Student Evaluation of Lecturer Performance Among Private University Students

Yeoh Sok-Foon, Jessica Ho Sze-Yin, Benjamin Chan Yin-Fah


The evaluation of lecturer performance at the end of the semester is widely practicedby learning institutions and universities. The results of the evaluations are beneficial in understanding the areas of possible improvement for the lecturer. The purpose of this study is to identify the factors and predictors of lecturer performance among undergraduates in a private university in Malaysia using the existing questionnaire. A total of 223 respondents were recruited using multistage sampling.The results of this study showed that lecturer and tutor characteristics (r = 0.722, p < 0.01), subject characteristics (r = 0.699, p < 0.01), the studentship (r = 0.472, p < 0.01), and learning resources and facilities (r = 0.650, p < 0.01) were positively correlated with overall lecturer performance. Stepwise hierarchical regression was used to determine the predictors of overall lecturer performance among the students. The results of the final model showed that lecturer and tutor characteristics, subject characteristics, and learning resources and facilities explained 61.9% of the variance in overall lecturer performance among students (F = 118.732, p < 0.01). Knowing the predictors of overall lecturer performance would help the lecturer and university identify the specific areas for improving the performance of the lecturer. Key words: Lecturer and tutor characteristics; Subject characteristics; Learning resources and facilities; Overall performance


Lecturer and tutor characteristics; Subject characteristics; Learning resources and facilities; Overall performance


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