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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 

    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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    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 STUDENT RETENTION STRATEGY FOR EDUCATIONAL LEADERS IN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS AT THAI PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES 

    Poonpilas Asavisanu; Nathara Mhunpiew (Scholar, 2014)

    Factors affecting student retention were examined in the context of international programs at Thai private higher education institutions for the development of a leadership strategy to affect retention. A mixed-methods study involving both quantitative and qualitative aspects was employed to determine factors affecting student retention and current practices utilized. Students, faculty and administrators of international programs were surveyed and interviewed to obtain data for this study. Results indicated that retention of students in interna...
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    A DEVELOPMENT OF AN INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP MODEL FOR SCHOOLS IN THE KACHIN AREA OF MYANMAR 

    Khun Seng; Nathara Mhunpiew (Scholar, 2014)

    The development of instructional leadership model is created to elevate the quality of teaching and learning for schools in the Kachin area of Myanmar. The study attempted to answer the research questions such as (1) what are the desirable characteristics of instructional leadership and the needs for school improvement?, (2) what are the current practices of the instructional leadership in schools?, (3) what are the expectations of the instructional leadership in schools?, and (4) what is the development of instructional leadership model that c...
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    THE DEVELOPMENT OF PRINCIPAL LEADERSHIP MODEL AT INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE SCHOOLS IN THAILAND 

    Ambika Subrahmanya; Nathara Mhunpiew (Scholar, 2015)

    The main aim of this study was to identify principal leadership responsibilities to develop principal leadership model at International Baccalaureate schools in Thailand. Transformational and instructional leadership approaches along with both qualitative and quantitative elements from the research were used to create the model. The data was gathered from 145 teachers from IB authorized international schools in quantitative approach and three principals were interviewed in qualitative approach. The results from the average mean showed that ther...
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    DEVELOPMENT OF A CAREER COUNSELING CENTER MODEL FOR PREPARING STUDENTS FOR THE WORLD OF WORK USING ENNEAGRAM PERSONALITY THEORY 

    Nathara (Wipa) Mhunpiew (Scholar, 2009)

    The objectives of this study were: (1) to investigate career counseling provision and its pattern. (2) To develop a model of career counseling center for preparing students into the world of work by using Enneagram personality theory to observe the evaluation process of Thai students’ characteristics. (3) To formulate the model of career counseling for students in Thai higher education institutes by integrating Thai value and Enneagram personality theory in order to establish research personality measures for individual student. Samples are fou...
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    Validation of the Connor Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC) as applied within the Thai context 

    McGillivray, Kirsten; Ho, Robert (Assumption University Press, 2016-12)

    This study evaluated the psychometric properties of the Thai version of the Connor Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC), a 25-item self-report questionnaire developed to measure resilience. This was achieved by testing the factor structure of the CD-RISC when applied to a non-clinical sample of Thai adults. Exploratory factor analysis identified three resilience factors: personal competence/tolerance of negative affect; support resources; and self-efficacy. Reliability analysis identified a number of items that were not internally consistent ...
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    The development of principal curriculum leadership capabilities model for secondary schools in Shanghai, China 

    Beibei, Chen; Sangob Laksana (Assumption University Press, 2016-12)

    The purpose of the study aimed to develop principal curriculum leadership capabilities model for secondary schools in Shanghai. Both qualitative content analysis and quantitative survey were employed by this study. From the findings, the highest curriculum leadership capabilities of principals of current practice and expectations are the same factor, namely, empathizing. Findings from the gap analysis showed that the priorities of improvement of curriculum leadership capabilities for principals listed by the ranking of: (1) knower and expert...
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    A relationship study of teachers' perception towards professional development and their job satisfaction in Guilin University of Electronic Technology, Guangxi, China 

    Xueying, Wu; Yan, Ye (Assumption University Press, 2016-12)

    The main purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between teachers' perception towards professional development and their job satisfaction in GuiLin University of Electronic Technology, GuangXi, China in the academic year 2014-2015. A total of one hundred and forty-one (141) full-time teachers from the GuiLin University of Electronic Technology were surveyed for this study. The main resource of data was the questionnaire that investigated the teachers' perception towards professional development and their job satisfaction. The...
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    Motivation for learning among Thai students studying Korean as a foreign language in Thailand 

    Song, Suji; Derek Pornsima (Assumption University Press, 2016-12)

    This study was conducted to examine the degree of motivation among Thai students learning Korean as a foreign language. The Attitude/Motivation Test Battery (AMTB), developed by Gardner (1985b), was used for measuring the degree of motivation. Two parts of the AMTB, integrative and instrumental goal orientation, were administered to 120 students at the King Sejong Institute Foundation's Bangkok training institute during the 2014 academic year. The data collected were analyzed using a statistical software program. To analyze the data in acco...
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    The impact of video game addiction on depression, anxiety, and stress among Thai adolescents, mediated by self-regulation and social support 

    Warin Rujataronjai; Varma, Parvathy (Assumption University Press, 2016-12)

    The primary purpose of this study was to examine the direct and indirect influences of video game addiction on Thai adolescents' levels of depression, anxiety, and stress, being mediated by self-regulation and social support. A total of 200 Thai adolescents (aged between 18 and 20 years) participated in this study by filling in a self-administered survey questionnaire designed to measure the study's primary variables (video game addiction, depression, anxiety, stress, self-regulation, and social support). Results from the path analysis showed...
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    A comparative study of grade 12 students' motivation for learning science and social science according to gender at Escola Secundaria 5 de Maio in Dili, Timor-Leste 

    Passos, Alexandrinha dos Santos; Lynch, Richard (Assumption University Press, 2016-12)

    In the learning process, motivation is considered as the main component that encourages learning activity and empowers the process of learning to achieve learning goals. Motivation itself includes one's sense of intrinsic and extrinsic goal orientation, the impression and value of task, control of learning beliefs and self-Cognitive Theory of Motivation for learning. Although the gender gap continues to exist in all aspects of life, in education several studies on motivation for learning showed that the gender gap is gradually decreasing in t...
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    Impact of parental involvement, teacher-student relationship, and resilience on academic performance among middle school students in Kang Won Province, in South Korea 

    Chung, Hyesun; Ho, Robert (Assumption University Press, 2016-12)

    The study investigated the impact of parental involvement, teacher-student relationship, and resilience on the academic performance of middle school students in Kang Won Province, South Korean. The study's participants consisted of students selected from three middle schools in Kang Won Province, South Korea. The research measures employed included the Parental Home and School Involvement Scale, Teacher-Student Relationship Inventory, and the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale 25. Results from multiple regression analysis showed that perceptio...
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    The development and testing of a positive psychology-based program for increasing happiness among parents of children with autism spectrum disorder in Thailand 

    Somdee Ananpatiwet; Blauw, Jon Nicholas (Assumption University Press, 2016-12)

    The current research investigated the role of positive psychology in contributing to the development of happiness among parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). To fulfill the main objectives, this research comprised three studies. Study I employed a qualitative design which used the hermeneutic phenomenological framework in which in-depth interviews were conducted to identify thematic dimensions to inform the development of the Happiness in Parents of Children with ASD Scale (HPCA). Study II involved a quantitative approach ...
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