The Effect of Parents' Education and Learning Achievement on Interest in Continuing Master's Studies in Economics Education Students

Wawan Setyawan Suprayogi, Setyabudi Indartono, Riyanto Efendi


In the current era of globalization, it is important for students to continue their studies, where in continuing their interest in studies is influenced by various factors such as parents' education and learning achievement. So the purpose of this research was to determine the effect of work motivation and compensation on student interest in continuing their master's studies. The research methodology is ex-post facto with a quantitative approach. Respondents in this research were 60 students of Economic Education University of Muhammadiyah Bengkulu, the sampling technique was total sampling. The method of data analysis in this study uses multiple regression. The results of the study are as follows: 1). Parental education has a negative influence on students' interest in continuing their master's studies, 2). Learning achievement has a positive and significant influence on students continuing their master's studies, 3). Parents' education and learning achievement jointly affect students to continue their master's studies by 29.9% and 70.1% are influenced by variables outside this research.


Student Interest; Parental Education; Learning Achievement

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