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ItemEMPOWERING YOUTH: PROMOTING SUBJECTIVE WELL-BEING AMONG THAI ADOLESCENTS OF LOW SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS THROUGH POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY INTERVENTIONThis quiz-experimental study examined the effectiveness of a 10-hour workshop-based intervention program that incorporated positive psychology strategies. Participants in the study included 72 Thai adolescents age 14 to 17 years with low socioeconomic status from four Fai-Fah centers, two of which were randomly assigned to one of two experimental conditions: (1) the Positive Empowerment for Adolescents (PEA) group or (2) the expressive writing and reading control group. PEA is a series of positive psychology interventions including character strength enhancement, goal setting, problem solving skills, and gratitude journaling and letter writing. Data were collected on participants at pre-and-post intervention including self-report measures of life satisfaction, positive affect ratio, self-efficacy, and perceived social support, by using Brief Multidimensional Students’ Life Satisfaction Scale (BMLSS), Positive and Negative Affect Schedule for Children (PANAS-C), Self-Efficacy Questionnaire for Children (SEQ-C), and Child and Adolescent Social Support Scale (CASSS) respectively. The results suggested that the PEA intervention program had a significant effect on the level of self-efficacy and perceived social support, although there were no significant effects on positive affect ratio. Surprisingly, the control group subjects showed a significantly higher level of life satisfaction than the experimental group. Integration of the expressive writing and reading found to be effective at raising life satisfaction from the control group, as well as elements of traditional Thai cultural practices such as meditation are recommended to help strengthen the PEA intervention program.
ItemA proposed improvement plan on competencies and skills using generative analysis approach: a case of the staff of the Office of Graduate Studies Assumption University of Thailand( 2020) Kalashami, Farzin HassanzadehThe employees’ success at the workplace depends on their competence and skills to match job needs and make significant achievements to the institutional goals. The competency of employees within institutions depends on the knowledge, skills, and experience. The study focused on the identification of an improvement program on employee competency and skills within the office of graduate studies. The study demonstrated that the graduate school of business management plays an essential role in ensuring the employees attain the right competency and skills. The study employed a phenomenology approach as a part of qualitative research, using in-depth interviews for data collection, contents analysis, and interpretation. The key variable of the study included abilities on problem-solving, decision making, communication, teamwork, adaptability, and customer focus. The data analysis demonstrated varied results on the components depending on the measured variables. The findings indicated require action to improve employee competency, skills, and job performance. The office of the graduate studies improvement plan (OGSIP) focused on each analyzed component and was essential to improve the competence and skills of the employees within the institution. The framework of the improvement plan includes preparation and assessment, planning, implementing, and monitoring. Further studies recommended comprise the research on advancing performance improvement plans and the involved challenges.