Institutional Satisfaction, Degree Commitment and Completion Intention in First Year University Students

Thesis Title: Institutional Satisfaction, Degree Commitment and Completion Intention in First Year University Students

Student Name: Azka Zahid

Supervisor: Almas Irfan

Degree: MSc

Year: 2016-2018

Department: Institute of Applied Psychology

University: Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan

Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email: chairperson@appsy.pu.edu.pk, Phone: 92-42-9231245

Abstract

The present study conducted to investigate the relationship between institutional satisfaction, degree commitment and completion intention in first year university students. It was hypothesized that institutional satisfaction and degree commitment would have a positive relationship with completion intention in first year university students. Correlation research design was used. Convenient sampling strategy was employed to select a sample of (N = 200) students from different departments of private university (University of Lahore) and public university (University of the Punjab, Lahore). SUSS by Hussain and Bhamani (2012), College Persistence Questionnaire, Short Version Subscale Degree Commitment (Davidson et at., 2009), and Completion Intention Scale (Catherine, & Fichten, et al., 2016) were used to measure first year University student’s institutional satisfaction, degree commitment and completion intention. Pearson product moment correlation revealed that institutional satisfaction and degree commitment had positive relationship with completion intention in first year university students. Further, regression analysis with enter method revealed that institutional satisfaction and degree commitment were positive predictors of completion intention and degree commitment did not moderate the relationship between institutional satisfaction and degree commitment. The results also indicted that there was a non-significant gender differences in institutional satisfaction, degree commitment and completion intention in first year university students. The study has significant implication to enhance retention rate at higher educational Institutions.

Keywords:     Institutional    satisfaction,     degree     commitment, completion intention, university students.

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