THE ROLE OF SELF-CONTROL AND SELF-ADJUSTMENT ON ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AMONG JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Hariz Enggar Wijaya and Asep Agung Judistira
Department of Psychology, Islamic University of Indonesia, Yogyakarta
Attaining high academic achievement, is not only affected by excellent teaching, but also psychological factor of students itself. Both cognitive and non-cognitive ability of student share its influence. The aim of this research is to find out the role of self-control and self-adjustment on the academic achievement of junior high school students. There were 96 first year students of Islamic boarding school in Tasikmalaya enrolled this study, 48,96% of them were males and 51,04% females. Data were collected by using The Brief Self-Control Scale, Self-Adjustment Scale, and also the final grade of school report. Data analysis showed that both self-control and self-adjustment correlated with student academic achievement. For further analysis, multiple regression showed that only self-control could predict academic achievement. Also reported from data analysis that boys and girls were different significantly in academic achievement, self-control, and self-adjustment.
Topic: Educational Psychology