publication . Article . 2012

Exploring Factors Influencing the Success of Doctoral Students in Engineering

Mohamed, Azah; Ismail, Abdul Halim; Mustaffa, Mohd Marzuki; Mohd, Norhasanah;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Oct 2012 Journal: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, volume 60, pages 325-332 (issn: 1877-0428, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
AbstractThis paper reports on a survey conducted by the faculty on recent PhD engineering graduates of the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, (UKM) concerning factors that lead to successful doctoral studies. Survey results show that 74.2% of the respondents rated their supervisors as being very helpful, 54.8% opined that working independently is crucial in achieving PhD success, 38.7% of the respondents expressed more than 40hours per week as time spent doing research during their PhD tenure. In addition, 87.1% of graduates indicated that readings on past and current literature were done every semester, 58.1% of respon...
Subjects
free text keywords: PhD studies, Research effectiveness, Surveys, Research outcomes
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