Students and Campus Elections: Case Study at Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia

Siti Noranizahhafizah Boyman

Abstract


This article aims to study the involvement of students in campus elections at Sultan Idris Education University (SIEU). The electoral college is not just a program and procedures. It is a platform for a general election. The campus elections are important to the student as it is one of the elements of practicing democracy. Therefore, this study investigates the level of knowledge, sources of information and the level of political involvement in campus elections. Also, the study identifies the factors that influence student voting in election's campus. The survey used to address all the objectives in this study. The data used are more detailed as the empirical aspect involving in the research field. This study discovered four things. First, the findings show that the knowledge level of students about the development of the electoral college is still small, but the student's knowledge of the voting process is the higher with 83 percent. Second, the study found that the primary source of political information for students in SIEU are websites, followed by newspaper and television. Third, the level of student involvement in campus elections is at a moderate level. However, female students are more likely to be involved. Fourth, the factors that influence student voting in SIEU is a candidate, manifesto, and current issues. However, this choice is different from gender. The notable findings from this study contribute to the body of knowledge that involves students and campus elections.


Keywords


Campus election, politic campus, pro-students, pro-aspirations, UPSI

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