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    THE INFLUENCE OF PERSONALITY (EXTRAVERSION AND NEUROTICISM) ON BODY IMAGE, MEDIATED BY CELEBRITY WORSHIP, AMONG THAI FEMALE ADOLESCENTS IN BANGKOK 

    Narula, Navneet; Varma, Parvathy (Digital Production Press, Assumption University, 2017)

    The purpose of the current investigation was to examine the direct and indirect influences of the two dimensions of personality (extraversion and neuroticism) on body image, being mediated by celebrity worship, among adolescents in Bangkok. A total of 250 female adolescents were recruited from various locations/sites in Metropolitan Bangkok through convenience sampling. The participation involved the filling in of a set of Thai-translated questionnaires. The scales used were Celebrity Attitude Scale (CAS), The Eysenck Personality Questionnaire ...
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    A STUDY OF THE DIRECT AND INDIRECT RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN ONLINE DISINHIBITION AND DEPRESSION AND STRESS BEING MEDIATED BY THE FREQUENCY OF CYBERBULLYING FROM VICTIM AND PERPETRATOR PERSPECTIVES 

    Arunee Charaschanya; Blauw, Jon (Digital Production Press, Assumption University, 2017)

    This study attempted to investigate the direct and indirect influences of online disinhibition effect on university students’ levels of depression and stress, being mediated by their reported frequency of cyberbullying as victim and perpetrator. A total of 217 students completed a survey questionnaire consisting of a demographics section, the Online Disinhibition Scale (Udris, 2014) to measure benign online disinhibition and toxic online disinhibition, the Cyberbullying Scale (Patchin & Hinduja, 2010) to measure cyberbullying as victim and perp...
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    A CORRELATIONAL-COMPARATIVE STUDY OF SELF-COMPASSION AND ENGLISH ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT ACCORDING TO GENDER OF GRADE 10 STUDENTS AT CHAKKAM KHANATHON SCHOOL IN LAMPHUN PROVINCE, THAILAND 

    Maccabi, John Andrew; Suwattana Eamoraphan; Pisutr Vapiso (Digital Production Press, Assumption University, 2017)

    In this study, self-compassion and English academic achievement were investigated and analyzed among grade ten male and female students. The sample of this study purposively selected 384 former grades 9 Chakkam Khanathon School male and female students out of a total of 594 grade 10 Chakkam Khanathon School students. The study used students’ grade 9 national English Ordinary National Educational Test (O-NET) to determine students’ English academic achievement. To determine students’ level of self-compassion the Self-Compassion Scale Short Form ...
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    A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF GRADES 7, 8 AND 9 STUDENTS’ MOTIVATION FOR LEARNING ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE IN THE REGULAR PROGRAM AND ENGLISH PROGRAM AT TEPLEELA SCHOOL, BANGKOK, THAILAND 

    Concepcion, Evangeline Aguilar; Yan, Ye (Digital Production Press, Assumption University, 2017)

    This study aimed to identify the levels of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation for grades 7, 8 and 9 students to learn English as foreign language in the Regular Program and in the English Program firstly; then, to compare the students’ intrinsic and extrinsic motivation to learn English as a foreign language between the Regular and English Program. The participants of this study were 253 students from grade 7, 8, and 9 of the Regular and English Program studying English as a foreign language at Tepleela School, Bangkok, Thailand. The study used...
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    THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PRIMARY 5 AND 6 STUDENTS’ PERCEPTIONS OF PARENTAL ENCOURAGEMENT AND THEIR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN MANDARIN LEARNING AT AN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, BANGKOK 

    Jingji, Zhang; Lynch, Richard (Digital Production Press, Assumption University, 2017)

    This research investigated the relationship between students’ perceptions of parental encouragement and their academic achievement in Mandarin learning at an International School, Bangkok during term 2, and 2014-2015. The study focused on three objectives. The first was to identify the level of student perception of parental encouragement to learn Mandarin in primary 5 and 6. The second was to identify the level of student academic achievement in primary 5 and 6 Mandarin learning. The third was to determine if there was a significant relationsh...
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    A STUDY OF JOB STRESS AND JOB SATISFACTION AMONG CHINESE VOLUNTEER TEACHERS IN THAILAND 

    Qingfang, Wei; Sangob Laksana (Digital Production Press, Assumption University, 2017)
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    BEST LEADERSHIP PRACTICES FOR THE EFFECTIVENESS OF EDUCATIONAL QUALITY ASSURANCE IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN THAILAND 

    Hamad, Husni; Sangob Laksana (Digital Production Press, Assumption University, 2017)

    This study focused on the following objectives, to analyze the expected ideal leadership practices of school directors that lead to effectiveness of educational quality assurance in public schools; to identify the “best leadership practices” of school directors who achieved effectiveness of educational quality assurance in outstanding public schools in Thailand; to find the current leadership practices of the directors of the public schools in Thailand; and to develop and validate the “best leadership practices” for the effectiveness of educati...
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    THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN GRADES 8-12 STUDENTS’ MOTIVATION FOR SELF-SELECTED READING IN ENGLISH AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AT BANGKOK CHRISTIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, THAILAND 

    Lungley, Martin; Lynch, Richard (Digital Production Press, Assumption University, 2017)

    The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which academic achievement is influenced by motivation for self-selected reading in English and reading achievement. This study was conducted using the survey method employing the researcher made Adolescent Motivation for Self-Selected Reading Questionnaire (AMSSRQ). Academic achievement data was collected from students’ individual report cards for the first quarter of the academic year 2015-16. The sample of the study consisted of 83 eighth to twelfth grade students from Bangkok Christia...
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    INFLUENCES OF TEMPERAMENT TYPES ON UNIVERSITY STUDENTS’ WELL-BEING, ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AND COLLEGE ADJUSTMENT 

    Embalzado, Henzel Tagalog; Varma, Parvathy (Digital Production Press, Assumption University, 2017)

    The purpose of this present study was to investigate the influence of the temperament types toward university students’ well-being, academic performance and college adjustment. Temperament types are basic dimensions of personality that are fundamentally based on biology and genetics. Its biological foundation posits that temperamental traits are relatively stable, consistent across cultures and situations, and evident throughout the lifespan. The marked individual differences are due to the developmental processes—a byproduct of maturation, her...
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    A DEVELOPMENT MODEL OF ADMINISTRATORS’ LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES FOR EFFECTIVE JOB PERFORMANCE IN PRIVATE HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS 

    Suvatinee Salee-on; Sangob Laksana (Digital Production Press, Assumption University, 2017)

    The main purpose of this study was to develop the model of administrators’ leadership competencies for effective job performance in private higher education institutions. The five domains of Spencer & Spencer (1993) leadership competencies and the four domains of Thai Higher Education missions were used as theoretical framework for the study. This study was conducted with both quantitative and qualitative methods. The data was gathered from 351 lecturers from 7 private higher education institutions in Bangkok, Thailand. The questionnaire with 5...
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    JOB PERFORMANCE AND PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING OF THAI HOTEL WORKERS: A MULTI-MODEL PATH ANALYTIC STUDY 

    Raich, Annett; Ho, Robert (2017)

    Job performance and the psychological well-being of employees are of paramount importance for a successful company. Especially in the hospitality industry in a country like Thailand where tourism plays a major role in the growth and sustainment of a healthy Thai economy, it is imperative to identify what and how certain factors may influence job performance and psychological well-being of employees. In order to achieve this aim, the present study posited and investigated a comprehensive process model to determine the direct and indirect influen...
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    RELATIONSHIPS AMONG PERCEIVED STRESS, SPOUSAL SUPPORT, EMOTION REGULATION, SUBJECTIVE WELL-BEING, AND MARITAL SATISFACTION OF THAI FIRST-TIME PARENTS 

    Juntita Watcharakitippong; Blauw, Jon; Arunya Tuicomepee (Digital Production Press, Assumption University, 2017)

    Parenthood is new to first-time parents. While it brings excitement, hope, and joy, being a parent for the first time also brings stress and challenges as a result of the new roles and responsibilities that ‘first-timers’ have to confront during the early years of being parents. The current investigation attempted to examine the direct and indirect influences of perceived stress and spousal support on marital satisfaction, being mediated by emotion regulation strategies (cognitive reappraisal, expressive suppression) and subjective well-being (...
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    A STUDY OF STUDENTS’ ENGLISH LISTENING AND SPEAKING PROFICIENCY THROUGH DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE PRACTICES AT KIRAKIRA KIDS INTERNATIONAL KINDERGARTEN, BANGKOK, THAILAND 

    Lee, Micah Babia; Suwattana Eamoraphan (Digital Production Press, Assumption University, 2017)

    This study compared the progressive scores of the English listening proficiency and ENGLISH-SPEAKING proficiency of students at Kirakira Kids International Kindergarten. The progressive scores were based on observational notes of K3 students that they researcher took with a team-teacher. The collection of data was over a period of three months (April 27 to May 31, 2015; June 2015; and July 2015). The study had four research objectives: 1) to identify the students’ demographic data (age, amount of years spent in the school previously, and backgr...
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    INFLUENCE OF GENDER ROLE ATTITUDE, QUALITY OF ALTERNATIVES, INVESTMENT SIZE, AND COMMITMENT ON MARITAL SATISFACTION BETWEEN THAI WOMEN WHO MARRIED THAI MEN AND THAI WOMEN WHO MARRIED FOREIGN MEN 

    Napont Suntornkanit; Varma, Parvathy (Digital Production Press, Assumption University, 2017)

    Gender role attitude, quality of alternatives, investment size, commitment, and marital satisfaction were measured and compared between Thai women who married Thai men and Thai women who married foreign men. Direct and indirect influences of gender role attitude, quality of alternatives, investment size, and commitment on marital satisfaction were also analyzed. The sample consisted of 200 respondents (N=200), of whom 100 were Thai women who married Thai men (50%) and 100 were Thai women who married foreign men (50%). The mean age of respondent...
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    THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TEACHERS’ ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT AND JOB SATISFACTION AT NO. 2 BASIC EDUCATION HIGH SCHOOL, LOIKAW, KAYAH STATE, MYANMAR 

    Kamaylar; Yan, Ye; Dechachai Sripicharn (Digital Production Press, Assumption University, 2017)

    The main purpose of this study was to identify the levels of teachers’ organizational commitment and job satisfaction and to determine the relationship between teachers’ organizational commitment and job satisfaction at No.2 Basic Education High School, Loikaw, Kayah State, Myanmar in the academic year 2015-2016. A total of fifty-nine (59) full-time teachers from No.2 Basic Education High School, Loikaw, Kayah State were surveyed for this study. The main resource of data was the questionnaire that investigated the teachers’ level of organizatio...
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    A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF MOTIVATION AND PERCEPTUAL LEARNING STYLE PREFERENCES FOR LEARNING CHINESE AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE AMONG GRADE 5 TO GRADE 8 STUDENTS OF CONCORDIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, THAILAND 

    Yang, Tian; Lynch, Richard (Digital Production Press, Assumption University, 2017)

    The purpose of this study was to examine the level of overall motivation, intrinsic and extrinsic goal orientations, perceptual learning style preferences, and to determine the motivation and perceptual learning style preference differences among 169 grades 5-8 students learning Chinese as a foreign language at Concordian International School in Bangkok, Thailand, during the first semester of the academic year 2015-2016. The study employed a quantitative research methodology utilizing a questionnaire to collect data. There were four main findin...
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    INFLUENCE OF CONTEXTUAL WORK FACTORS ON BURNOUT AND JOB SATISFACTION AMONG MENTAL HEALTH SOCIAL WORKERS IN MYANMAR 

    Mon, Su Zar; Weinstein, Benjamin (Digital Production Press, Assumption University, 2017)

    The purpose of this study was to examine the direct and indirect influence of six contextual work factors (workload, control, reward, community, fairness and value) on job satisfaction, mediated by three dimensions of burnout (emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and negative personal accomplishment) among Myanmar mental health social workers. A national sample of 205 mental health social workers various local and international organizations across Myanmar participated. The results showed that for mental health social workers in Myanmar, th...
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    THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TEACHERS’ PERCEPTION TOWARDS ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE AND OCCUPATIONAL STRESS AT NO.2 BASIC EDUCATION HIGH SCHOOL, IN INSEIN TOWNSHIP, MYANMAR 

    Moe, Chan Mya Mya; Yan, Ye; Verayuth Boonpram (Digital Production Press, Assumption University, 2017)

    The main purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between teachers’ perception towards organizational culture and occupational stress at No.2 Basic Education High School, in Insein Township, Myanmar in the academic year 2015-2016.A total of 91 full-time teachers from No.2 Basic Education High School, in Insein Township, Myanmar were surveyed for this study. The research instrument was the questionnaire that investigated the teachers’ perception towards organizational culture and occupational stress. The collected data were analyz...
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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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