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    The effect of organization development intervention on structural and psychological empowerment to enhance innovative work behavior: an action research in a technical school in Thailand 

    Tamonwan Somsriruen; Chavez, Gloria S.; Tayko, Perla Rizalina M. (Assumption University Press, 2018)

    This research investigated the effect of organization development interventions (ODI) in improving structural and psychological empowerment, to promote innovative work behavior among organization members, in a technical school in Thailand. Using an action research design, the ODI activities were conducted for a six month period with 36 employees. Quantitative and qualitative methods were used to explore and gather data at all levels (executives, heads of department, and employees). The action research was conducted in three phases: pre-ODI...
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    Using an interactive learning book based on interactive and discovery learning to enhance student interaction and achievement 

    Patchara Vanichvasin (Assumption University Press, 2018)

    This research aimed 1) to develop an interactive learning book based on interactive learning and discovery learning and 2) to examine student interaction and achievement after using an interactive learning book. The purposive sample group was 20 undergraduate students. Instruments were an interactive learning book, a content-appropriateness questionnaire, an observation checklist, pre-test and post-test, and a satisfaction questionnaire. Data were analyzed by using mean, standard deviation, t-test, and content analysis. The research result...
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    A structural analysis of ten economies in ASEAN economic community 

    Thongdee Kijboonchoo; Chaveporn Kulchanachutiporn; Nattaporn Soralam (Assumption University, 2018)

    This paper focuses on a structural analyses in agriculture, manufacturing, and the service sectors of ten ASEAN economies. Their relative importance is examined by using their output shares in GDP , shares of exports in total exports, labor employment shares in total employment, and labor productivity. The study founds Myanmar, Cambodia, and Laos PDR as highly dependent on agriculture. Manufacturing is very important for all AEC economies, especially for Brunei. The service sector is important for all economies, especially for Sin...
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    Teaching English Stress: Can Song-Lyric Reading Combined with Mobile Learning Be Beneficial to Non-English Majors? 

    Di, Wu (Assumption University Press, 2018-08)

    Although stress patterns in English and Chinese are strikingly different, most English learners in China have overlooked or ignored this difference, resulting in poor speaking performance. In an attempt to approach this issue, this study designs the mobile assisted language learning (MALL) based instruction by integrating stress lessons on the mobile application and adopting song lyric-reading as stress pattern training, aiming to help college students improve their speaking performance in terms of English stress. Two groups of Chin...
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    Current Debates in the Theory and Teaching of English L2 Pronunciation 

    Danka, Sandor (Assumption University Press, 2018-08)

    Ironically, the single concept that appears to be universal in the field of English pronunciation research and instruction, its common denominator as it were, is diversity. Research theory and classroom practice have both convincingly proven that explicit training may indeed lead to improvements in a learner’s clarity of speech, but it seems that everything else is open for debate. Variability in opinions begins with different interpretations of basic concepts, of individual speech sounds, syllables, phrases and utterances. Correctl...
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