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    Utilizing the 4 P's Framework for Student Retention in Thai Private Universities 

    Poonpilas Asavisanu (IRED, USA, 2017-09)

    Increased pressure on Thai private universities to retain students in the wake of decreasing enrollment due to changing population demographics and mounting competition from both public and private universities, calls for a more practical approach to the planning and implementation of strategy and action regarding student retention. Most retention research has tended to be based on predominant models and theories of student retention developed from studies on western student populations. Thus, the explanatory or predictive power of these theori...
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    A study of Kindergarten 2 students' English Phonics achievement and their perceptions towards the use of English Phonics online games at St. Mark's International School, Thailand 

    Parreno, Maria Donna A.; Suwattana Eamoraphan (Assumption University Press, 2017-06)

    This study aimed to compare the Kindergarten 2 students’ achievement in English Phonics before and after the use of English Phonics online games and to find out their perceptions towards such games. Eleven Kindergarten 2 students of St. Mark’s International School in the academic year 2015-2016 participated in the two-month study. This research used a mixed method design. A one-group pretest-posttest experiment was conducted to determine if there was a significant difference in the students’ English Phonics achievement before and after using En...
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    A study on the relationship between teachers' perception of principal's leadership style and teachers' job satisfaction at the selected bilingual school in Bangkok 

    Crisci, Jamie; Watana Vinitwatanakhun (Assumption University Press, 2017-06)

    The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between teachers' perceptions of principal's leadership style and teachers' job satisfaction. The study also investigated the type of teachers’ perceptions of principal leadership style and level of teacher's job satisfaction at the selected bilingual school in Bangkok. The purposive sampling was consisted on 68 foreign teachers working at the selected bilingual school in Bangkok. The instrument used to collect data contained three sections that were adapted from Multifactor Leadership Q...
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    A comparative study of students' satisfaction towards service quality according to their demographics at Angkor Khemera University (AKU) in Kompongspeu Province in Cambodia 

    Phallip, Yin; Yan, Ye (Assumption University Press, 2017-06)

    This study was conducted to compare students' satisfaction towards service quality according to their demographics at Angkor Khemera University (AKU) in Kompongspeu Province in Cambodia. The collected data were analyzed by Frequency, Percentage, Mean, Standard Deviation, Independent Samples t-test, and One-Way ANOVA. The result found that there were no significant differences of the students’ satisfaction towards service quality according to their demographics (gender, age and grade level) at AKU in Kompongspeu in Cambodia. In general, the t...
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    The relationship between the use of indirect language learning strategies and Chinese language achievement in reading and writing among students in years 7 to 10 at Ascot International School in Bangkok, Thailand 

    Han, Xiao; Lynch, Richard (Assumption University Press, 2017-06)

    This study aimed to examine the use of indirect language learning strategies and the relationship between those strategies and Chinese academic achievement of year 7 to year 10 students who are learning Chinese as a foreign language at Ascot International School in Bangkok, Thailand. The study followed a quantitative research methodology utilizing two research instruments: the questionnaire of indirect learning strategies for Chinese learning and the unit quizzes of the IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) Chinese co...
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    The effect of parental emotional stability among Indian adolescent's psychosocial adjustment in Kerala, India 

    Joseph, Sindhu; Varma, Parvathy (Assumption University Press, 2017-06)

    In India, the emotional stability of the parents has become an increasingly serious societal issue but unfortunately, it is not given importance within the Indian context. To help address this problem, the present study attempted to investigate the influence of perceived parental emotional stability on adolescents’ psychosocial adjustment being mediated by parental bond, family relationship, and parental self-efficacy. The results of the study found that the higher the participants’ perception of their parental emotional stability, the more pos...
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    A study of the relationship between use of bilingual strategies and academic performance of Assumption University's learners of French 

    Benassaya, Romain (Assumption University Press, 2017-06)

    This study examines the relationship between students’ use of bilingual strategies and their academic performance in the Department of Business French of Assumption University (AU). A quantitative approach was adopted. The study includes a sample of 63 students learning French in AU. A questionnaire was elaborated to collect data about the frequency of use of bilingual strategies and the academic performance of students. Descriptive and correlational statistics, including a Pearson Product Moment computation of correlation, were used to interpr...
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    The use of a motivational interviewing instrument to enhance academic self-efficacy and academic motivation of undergraduate students at Assumption University 

    Hung, Sy-Jia; Blauw, Jon (Assumption University Press, 2017-06)

    The efficacy of the Brief Academic Motivational Instrument (BAMI) as an intervention in enhancing the academic self-efficacy and academic motivation of university students was tested. The BAMI is a paper based semi-structural Motivational Interviewing (MI) tool that aims to increase student motivation to change studying habits. Participants consisted of 40 undergraduate students, their age ranged from 18 to 32 years old (mean age 21.23), recruited through convenience sampling at Assumption University, Thailand. Participants were randomly assign...
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    Predictive relationships between phonemic awareness, verbal short-term memory, and working memory with spelling achievement among grade 1 students at Thai Christian School, Thailand 

    Wixey, Andrew; Suwattana Eamoraphan (Assumption University Press, 2017-06)

    This research investigates spelling achievement along with the ability to recognize sounds in words and the capacities to temporarily store and manipulate information in memory. The aims were to determine the levels of phonemic awareness, verbal short-term memory, working memory, and spelling achievement among 114 grade 1 students at Thai Christian School; then, to investigate if there was a predictive relationship with spelling achievement. The level of phonemic awareness was much lower (3rd percentile) than U.S. first grade students (Cummings...
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    A comparative study of teachers' perceptions towards school's professional development according to their demographics at No. 26 Basic Education High School in Mandalay, Myanmar 

    Chit, Khin Nandar; Yan, Ye (Assumption University Press, 2017-06)

    The main purpose of this study was to compare the significant differences in the teachers’ perceptions towards school’s professional development according to their demographics: age, grade level currently teaching and years of teaching experience at No. 26 Basic Education High School in Mandalay, Myanmar. The participants of this study were 96 teachers from No. 26 Basic Education High School at Mandalay, Myanmar during the academic year 2015-2016. This study was designed as quantitative and comparative study. Data was gathered using the resear...
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    A comparative study of attitudes toward English as a foreign language learning between upper secondary students in Science-Mathematics and Arts-Language programs at the Demonstration School of Ramkhamhaeng University, Thailand 

    Nataporn Manachon; Suwattana Eamoraphan (Assumption University Press, 2017-06)

    This study focused on three objectives. The first objective was to determine the level of upper secondary students’ attitudes toward English as a foreign language learning in Science-Mathematics at the Demonstration School of Ramkhamhaeng University. The second objective was to determine the level of upper secondary students’ attitudes toward English as a foreign language learning in Arts-Language at the Demonstration School of Ramkhamhaeng University. The third objective was to compare the students’ attitude toward English as a foreign languag...
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    The relationship between divison heads' leadership styles and teacher satisfaction at Siam Commercial College of Technology 

    Chakkapark, Joshua; Wantana Vinitwatanakun (Assumption University Press, 2017-06)

    This study aimed to bridge the gap between the minimal literatures in regards leadership styles and job satisfaction. To guide this study, the following two research questions were formulated: (1) what is the relationship between division heads’ leadership style and teacher satisfaction at Siam Commercial College of Technology? (2) what are the influence of each component of division heads’ leadership on teacher job satisfaction? This study included 166 subordinates at Siam Commercial College of Technology. Using a quantitative approach, the pa...
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    The relationship between self-compassion and academic procrastination being mediated by Shame and Anxiety 

    Hajiaziz, Amirhossein; Ho, Robert (Assumption University Press, 2017-06)

    This study was conducted to investigate the direct and indirect influences of self-compassion on procrastination among Assumption University students in Thailand. The sample consisted of 200 respondents (male: n=74, 37%; female: n=126, 63%) who voluntarily filled in the study’s survey questionnaire consisting of the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI- Form Y) to measure anxiety; the Procrastination Assessment Scale for Students (PASS) to measure the level of academic procrastination; the Self-Compassion Scale (SCS) to measure the level of self...
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    A comparative study of middle school deaf students' perceptions towards vocational internships according to their gender, grade level and family income at the Special Education School of Qujing, China 

    Liu, Yang; Yan, Ye (Assumption University Press, 2017-06)

    The purpose of this study was to identify the demographic factors of the deaf students, to determine the deaf students’ perceptions towards vocational internships, and to compare the deaf students’ perceptions towards vocational internships at the Special Education School of Qujing according to gender, grade level and family income in 2015. A total of 147 deaf students (106 male and 41 female), from grade level 7 to vocational high school completed the survey. Statistical measures employed included frequency and percentage, mean and standard de...
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    A comparative study of students' perceptions of expected ICT use and actual ICT use in classroom practices at Nawaminthrachnuthit Bodindecha School, Thailand 

    Warden, Stephen Alexander; Yan, Ye (Assumption University Press, 2017-06)

    The purpose of this study was to determine if students’ perceptions of expected Information Communication Technology (ICT) use were being met. This research study examined grade 10 through 12 students’ perceptions of expected and actual ICT use in three subjects; English, Mathematics and Science. The research was conducted on 9 different classes at Nawaminthrachinutit Bodindecha: three classes for each grade level. Also, one class in each grade level represented the one of the three main programs of study: English; Mathematics; and Science. Thr...
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    The influence of goal striving and self-efficacy on life satisfaction, mediated by hope, among Thai working persons 

    Narindr Vangsrivadhanagul; Blauw, Jon; Arunya Tuicomepee (Assumption University Press, 2017-06)

    This investigation attempted to examine the influence of goal striving and self-efficacy on life satisfaction, being mediated by hope, among Thai working persons. Data were collected from 523 working persons in the Bangkok area. A self-administered survey questionnaire in Thai was employed for data collection. The questionnaire consisted of the following: a researcher-constructed set of questions to elicit demographic information, the Goal Striving Scale (GSS) to measure the level of goal attainment in various areas of life, the General Self-Ef...
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    Young Thai men driving dangerously: a cross-cultural validation study of the Motives for Dangerous Driving Scale (MDDS) 

    Chinarat Nakhasathien; Ho, Robert (Assumption University Press, 2017-06)

    The present study was conducted to investigate the cross-cultural reliability and validity of the Motives for Dangerous Driving Scale (MDDS) as a multidimensional measurement tool that can tap into different motives underlying dangerous driving among young Thai male drivers. The sample consisted of 300 participants aged between 18 to 28 years. Exploratory factor analysis yielded a three-factor structure underlying the Thai-based MDDS. These three factors represent three major motives for dangerous driving among young Thai male drivers: ‘driving...
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    A comparative study of primary three students' oral interaction achievement learning through communication games and role play at Burapa English Programme School of Thailand 

    Manpreet Sachasiri; Suwattana Eamoraphan (Assumption University Press, 2017-06)

    This study focuses on primary 3 students’ oral interaction achievement at Burapa English Programme School of Thailand (BEST). Forty students participated in this study. The study used a two experimental group design where the sample was divided in two groups. Group A students learning through communication games and role play as a teaching approach, while group B students learning through role play and communication game as another teaching approach. The purpose of this study is to investigate if there is a significant difference of learning En...
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    A comparative study of student academic achievement and satisfaction in grade 4 science under traditional instruction and cooperative learning instruction methods at Sarssas Witaed Bangbon School, Thailand 

    Zuber, Pierre; Lynch, Richard (Assumption University Press, 2017-06)

    The National Education Act of B.E. 2542 (1999) as well as the Basic Education Core Curriculum of 2008 emphasize the importance of both the acquisition of the English language in present Thai society, as well as the development of 21st century skills for all Thai children. Furthermore, the Thai Ministry of Education supports and encourages cooperative learning as a way to create appealing, motivating, and meaningful learning. Unfortunately, this vision is often not shared by schools in Thailand, which prefer a more traditional instructional meth...
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    An Application of the Instructional Leadership Model at Schools in the Kachin Area of Myanmar 

    Seng, Khun; Nathara Mhunpiew (David Publishing Company, 2014-02)

    The model is created to develop instructional leadership with the purpose of promoting the quality of teaching and learning and students’ achievement at schools in the Kachin area of Myanmar. Therefore, a development of an instructional leadership model will be applied to prepare the Kachin students for the 21st century. Thus, five projects, namely: (a) motivation for teachers and students; (b) managing teaching and learning; (c) developing collaborative culture; (d) relationship with other countries and inside the country; and (e) professi...
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