Effect of parental support on learning and engagement in college students

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Student engagement can prevent students from dropping out of college and correlates with academic performance. In learning, meaning is important for creating an in-depth quality to the learning. Parental support of finding meaning in learning increases this as well. The variables in this study were parental support of finding meaning in learning, basic psychological needs and student engagement. A self-reporting questionnaire was used, completed by 120 second-semester students at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at Jakarta State University. Analysis using PROCESS Macro, developed by Andrew Hayes, showed that the satisfaction of basic psychological needs plays the role of a mediator for parental support for finding meaning in learning and engagement of college students.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPsychological Aspects of Student Performance
Subtitle of host publicationLearning from Studies in an Indonesian Context
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781536174823
ISBN (Print)9781536168914
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2020


  • Basic psychological needs
  • College student engagement
  • Meaning in learning
  • Parental support
  • Self-determination theory


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