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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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    Postpartum depression: a comparison of knowledge and attitude between the family members of postpartum women 

    Patcharee Juntaruksa; Phat Prapawichar; Chettha Kaewprom (Assumption University Press, 2017)

    Postpartum Depression (PPD) is a common complication that mostly occurs during the postpartum period with the consequence of negative health outcomes for women and infants as well as other family members. The relatives of women are the first group that can notice abnormal signs and symptoms of PPD after discharge from the hospital. This study was a cross-sectional survey, aiming to explore knowledge and attitudes of 400 postpartum women’s family members regarding PPD. A self-administered survey questionnaire was used for data collection. Data w...
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    An analysis of metaphors in Sri burapha's behind the painting and Ma Ma Lay's Not Out of Hate 

    Tanapa Buakhao; Deocampo, Marilyn F. (Assumption University Press, 2017)

    This research is a comparative study of metaphors in two Asian novels. A Thai novel, Sri Burapha’s Behind the Painting was first published in 1954 and a Burmese novel, Ma Ma Lay’s Not Out of Hate in 1991. It aims to understand various metaphorical patterns that influence the thematic development and interpretations of these novels. Pragglejaz Group’s (2007) Metaphor Identification Procedure, Ahrens’ (2002) The Conceptual Mapping Model, and Lakoff’s (1992) The Contemporary Theory of Metaphor are chosen as the frameworks of data analysis in this ...
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    Thai expatriate managers: issues facing Thai hotels operating abroad 

    Nitchamon Ongkasuwan (Assumption University Press, 2017)

    In order to succeed abroad, multinational corporations (MNCs) need, among other things, to carefully recruit their expatriate managers (those managers running their overseas subsidiaries). This has become a key issue for MNCs to achieve and maintain a competitive advantage in a global market. In Thailand, selecting competent and reliable expatriate managers is all the more critical as outward foreign direct investment by Thai companies is rapidly increasing, most notably in the hotel sector. Many Thai hotel chains are now investing abroad to di...
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    Determinants of the stock market index in Pakistan - a case study of the Karachi Stock Exchange index (KSE 100) from 2000 to 2014 

    Zubair, Farees; Thongdee Kijboonchoo (Assumption University Press, 2017)

    This paper explores the causal links between nine fundamental variables and stock prices in Pakistan’s Karachi Stock Exchange index – KSE 100. It contributes significantly to the study of the stock exchange performance in Pakistan since the findings of prior studies were mostly divergent. Monthly data from January 2000 to April 2014 are used to analyze the impacts of the Industrial Production Index, the money supply, the Pak-US interest rate differential, the real effective exchange rate, the balance of trade, the expected inflation, the govern...
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    Cultures as determinants of innovation - an evidence from European context 

    Habisch, Andre; Bing, Zhu (Assumption University Press, 2017)

    Cultural studies have played a major role for a better understanding of innovation. In particular, cultural variables have always been integrated in innovation studies at different levels. Referring to Hofstede´s analytical framework, we thereby analyze how different cultural factors may concretely impact innovation at national levels. Data of Hofstede’s cultural dimension and innovation are derived from secondary data sources. 34 European countries with comprehensive scores of cultural dimensions and innovation indexes are finally applied in ...
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    Applying an EOQ model to reduce an inventory cost 

    Russarin Jiraruttrakul; Srobol Smutkupt; Wasana Marksin; Liang, Liu; Chanasit Thanathawee (Assumption University Press, 2017-06)

    This research study applies an EOQ model (Economic Order Quantity) to reduce an inventory cost. The focus ABC Company is a Beer Importer in Thailand. It faced the problem of high inventory cost and lackluster inventory management. The root cause was that the Company had no standardized ordering process, which meant a high cost of carrying excess inventory, or having too little to meet demand. It also meant paying a high storage charge. The EOQ Model was proposed, to make substantial improvements. Historical inventory stock data for years ...
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    Improving vehicle tracking in a holding carpark 

    Chatchawan Trakoonsitthisri; Srobol Smutkupt; Orawee Thongkam; Sutta Sornmayura (Assumption University Press, 2017-06)

    This research was conducted to improve the operation of a parking area for vehicles waiting for export, and reduce the cost of management fees, through implementation of a barcode system. Barcoding is an automated identification system which is powerful technology and applied in many fields. A barcode system was designed and tested to see if it could solve the parking problem. The focus company in this research manufactures vehicles in Thailand for export. Its internal operations are very good, but identifying where each vehicle is in the s...

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