HomePhilippine Journal of Counseling Psychologyvol. 19 no. 1 (2017)

Examining how Relatedness with Parents, Teachers, and Classmates Predict Academic Engagement among Indonesian Adolescents

Sambo Ke | John Jamir Benzon R. Aruta



This study investigated how Indonesian college students’ relationships with their parents, teachers, and classmates predict their academic engagement. Indonesian college students (N=105) majoring in teaching English completed questionnaires about their relationships with their parents, teachers, and classmates, as well as their academic engagement. Results of multiple regression analysis revealed that students’ relationship with teachers was the strongest predictor of classroom engagement (ß=.51, p<.001), followed by their relationship with classmates (ß=.31, p<.001). Relationship with parents did not predict classroom engagement. Implications of the findings to school psychology and counseling, and future directions are discussed.