HUBUNGAN PEMBINAAN NEGARA BANGSA TERHADAP SELF ESTEEM DAN TINGKAH LAKU AKADEMIK
The nation building is the ultimate goal of a country and is regarded as the culmination of the nation’s success, its administration and its people. Education becomes the best place to form unity and formation of a superior nation. The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between nation building and self esteem, relationship between nation building and academic behaviour and the relationship between self esteem and academic behaviour. The research design used is a survey study. The population of the study was 270 Post Graduate Diploma Education students who took the subject of History and Basic Philosophy of Education at University of Malaya. A total of 159 students were chosen by random random sampling. The nation building instrument was adopted from Zarina (2010), the academic behavior instrument was adopted from Iliina Motivation for Learning Instruments by Iliin (2000) and instrument for self esteem was adopted from The Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale by Rosenberg (1965). The findings showed that there was a significant positive relationship between nation building and self esteem and there is a significant positive relationship between nation building and academic behaviour. However, there was no significant relationship between self esteem and academic behaviour. The concept of nation building through teaching of History and Basic Philosophy of Education subjects is important for achieving the goals of a developed nation that is aligned with the National Education Philosophy.