Implementation of the new higher education curriculum in Indonesia: perceptions and participation in the process




Perceptions, user participation, user community, curriculum programs


According to the objectives of this study, perceptions, and participation of the user community in responding to policy "Independent Learning Program – Independent Campus (MBKM)" will be determined. The quantitative approach used in this study was centered on the survey as the research design chosen for the study. It surveyed 593 members of the user community, who included lecturers, students, stakeholders, and parents, among other people. The structural equation model statistical analysis is used for data analysis. On the other hand, perceptions and participation are variables that have been observed. In this study, the relationship between perception and participation among the user community in responding to the policy of the MBKM program in Indonesia was investigated using quantitative methods. The following research procedures were used: (1) Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) was used to determine the factor analysis of each construct; perceptions and participation; (2) Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) was used to construct the instrument in order to obtain a fit model; and (3) Structural Equation Model (SEM) was used to determine the relationship between perceptions and user participation. The fit index test was performed using the following model criteria: Chi-Square, Chi-Square/df, TLI, CFI, NFI, and RMSEA. In addition, the following are the findings of this study: (1) The EFA analysis revealed that the perceptions construct contained three valid sub-constructs, while the user participation constructs contained four valid sub-constructs; (2) The CFA analysis revealed that there was a strong link between the three sub-constructs of perceptions and the four valid sub-constructs of user participation (benefits, convenience, and beliefs; 0,943; 0,970; 0,870 respectively).


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How to Cite

Handayani, E., Wahyuni, S., & Yanuarto, W. N. (2022). Implementation of the new higher education curriculum in Indonesia: perceptions and participation in the process. International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science (2147- 4478), 11(3), 227–239.



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