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Work-School Conflict, Academic Commitment and Life Satisfaction Among Working University Students in Malaysia
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Previous studies showed that life as working students has caused significant strain on student’s psychological wellbeing specifically their life satisfaction. Therefore, this study was conducted to gain more insight regarding to workschool conflict and academic commitment towards life satisfaction among undergraduate Malaysian working university students. This study involved 256 respondents from private (n = 69) and public universities (n = 187) across Malaysia. The mean age of the participants is 23.22 (SD = 1.79). The mean for participant’s academic performance is 3.39 (SD = .393). The mean working hours would be 20.98 hours (SD = 8.158). The mean for average income per week is RM 256.83 (SD = 111.896). Snowball sampling technique was employed and the questionnaire was distributed through Google Form. The data was analyzed using IBM SPSS Statistics for Windows, Version 27.0. The analysis conducted onto the data gained included descriptive statistics analysis, Pearson correlation analysis and multiple regression analysis. The instruments used in the study are Work-School Conflict Scale (WSC), Academic Commitment Scale (ASC), and Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS). The study reported significant relationships between work-school conflict and academic commitment towards life satisfaction. Apart from that, the current study has discovered that work-school conflict and the subscales of academic commitment which included Investment and Meaningfulness are good predictors for life satisfaction among working university students in Malaysia. The findings of the study have not only fill the gaps of previous research related to working university students in Malaysia but it also highlighted the importance in establishing interventions or programs to aid working students.

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    . Yusmariaziani Yusri
    Universiti Malaysia Sabah