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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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    A correlative study of motivation for learning Chinese according to academic achievement and parental encouragement among grade four to grade six students at Ladprao Bilingual School (LBS), Bangkok, Thailand 

    Jun, Hou; Lynch, Richard (Assumption University Press, 2016-12)

    Parental encouragement has been shown to have a positive relationship with students' learning motivation and their academic achievement. This study examined the level of the students' Chinese learning motivation, the student's perception of parental encouragement and the relationship among parental encouragement, Chinese learning motivation and academic achievement. The researcher used a questionnaire as the main instrument for data collection. One hundred and thirteen students at Ladprao Bilingual School (LBS) grades four to six in the acad...
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    The relationship between motivation for learning Chinese as a foreign language and Chinese achievement of grade 9 students at Ekamai International School in Bangkok, Thailand 

    Lin, Cai; Lynch, Richard (Assumption University Press, 2016-12)

    The purpose of this study was to examine the level of motivational goal orientation, and the relationship between the motivational goal orientation and Chinese achievement of grade 9 students studying Chinese as a foreign language at Ekamai International School in Bangkok, Thailand. The study respondents were 74 students studying Chinese as a foreign language in grade 9 at Ekamai International School during the second semester of the academic year 2014-2015. This study followed a quantitative research methodology employing both a questionnair...
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    Influence of parenting styles on self-regulated learning behavior mediated by self-efficacy and intrinsic value 

    Piangruthai Jittaseno; Varma S., Parfathy (Assumption University Press, 2016-12)

    The main objective of the current study was to investigate the direct and indirect influences of parenting styles on self-regulated learning behavior, being mediated by self-efficacy and intrinsic value. In order to meet this objective, a quantitative study with correlational research design via path analysis was utilized to establish statistical associations between the core variables. The participants of the study consisted of 206 male and female high school students from a selected international school in Bangkok, Thailand. The Parental A...
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    A comparative study of teachers' knowledge of common ICT software, their perceptions towards using ICT and their perceived self-confidence in integrating ICT in their classes according to gender in two international schools in Thailand 

    Gandhi, Harpreet Kaur; Lynch, Richard (Assumption University Press, 2016-12)

    This study aimed to determine teachers' knowledge of common ICT software, their perceptions towards using ICT and their perceived self-confidence in integrating ICT in their classes according to gender in two international schools in Thailand in 2015. Students in Thailand and globally need to be able to cope well with the demands of the 21st century skills and ICTs are an important element of curricula worldwide. Therefore, the researcher wanted to determine if the male or the female teachers were more skilled in ICT to be able to pass on the...
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    Cross-validation of the Australian-developed smoking inventory: an investigation of votives underlying the decision-making processes leading to the uptake, maintenance, and possible cessation of smoking among students in Assumption University 

    Hathairat Sae-Jong; Ho, Robert (Assumption University Press, 2016-12)

    The present study was designed to cross-validate the Australian developed Australian Smoking Inventory as applied to the Thai context. Exploratory factor analysis identified the three factors of 'perceived utility of smoking', 'pleasure/addiction needs', and 'need for social acceptance' as three major motives for smoking behavior among Thai young adults. These findings are similar to those obtained from Ho's (1989) Australian study and suggest that Thais and Australian hold similar beliefs about the decision-making processes underlying smokin...
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    Life satisfaction of seminary final year students in Yangon, Myanmar: a path analytic study of the direct and indirect influences of coping styles being mediated by stress, anxiety and depression 

    Win, Skeeter; Ho, Robert (Assumption University Press, 2016-12)

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the influences of coping styles on the life satisfaction of a sample of seminary final year students in Yangon, Myanmar, both directly and indirectly being mediated by their levels of reported stress, anxiety and depression. A total of 218 Yangon seminary final year students (aged between 20 to 45 years) participated in this study by filling in a self-administered questionnaire designed to measure the study's primary variables (stress, anxiety, depression, problem-focused coping, emotion-focused cop...
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    Appearance comparison and body dissatisfaction of expatriate women in Bangkok, Thailand 

    Nantaraj Mansuwan; Weinstein, Ben (Assumption University Press, 2016-12)

    Body dissatisfaction has a powerful influence in mental and physical wellbeing in women. It has been linked to depression, anxiety and eating disorders. The current study examined how relocating to Thailand was related to body dissatisfaction in expatriate women through appearance comparison. In Thailand, the average female BMI is roughly 15% less than those of women from the USA and the UK. Previous research has shown that women have the tendency to compare themselves unfavorably with other women who were slimmer, even though it was negati...
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    Development of Total Quality Management model for management of international kindergartens in Bangkok 

    Aungsiya Krataytong; Sangob Laksana (Digital Production Press, Assumption University, 2015-12)

    The purpose of the study was to develop Total Quality Management model for utilizing the Total Quality Management in managing international kindergartens. The research methodology was a mixed method involving both quantitative and qualitative data collection from content analysis and survey from school administrators. The study investigated the preference of school administrator based on Total Quality Management theory for management of international kindergartens in Bangkok. The study attempted to answer the following questions. (1) what i...
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