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The Implementation of the Whole School Approach on Social and Emotional Guidance in Rural Primary Schools in Sarawak, Malaysia: The Perspectives of Regular Teachers
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  • Jessie Koh Sing Tnay,
  • Shahren Ahmad Zaidi Adruce,
  • Chuo Yew Ting,
  • Omar Haji Mahli
Jessie Koh Sing Tnay

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Shahren Ahmad Zaidi Adruce
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Chuo Yew Ting
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak

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Omar Haji Mahli
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Abstract

This study explored the implementation of the whole school approach (WSA) on social and emotional guidance (SEG) in rural primary schools in Sarawak, Malaysia. Regular teachers (N = 2,532) in Sarawak responded to an electronic survey. The theory of planned behavior (TPB) and the socio-emotional guidance model were employed to explore the level of implementing the WSA on SEG among the respondents. Factors affecting the intention to be involved in SEG were also explored. This paper provides insights for policymakers and educational administrators to promote the social and emotional well-being of rural students in a developing country.