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ItemA model for the development of socially responsible leadership in undergraduates in Xiamen, China(Bangkok : Assumption University Press, 2022) Chongyang, Zhang ; Poonpilas AsavisanuThere is an increasing need for leadership that values and promotes change and improvement for society in the 21st century. It is especially true for China which has experienced tremendous social and economic growth in many large cities. Higher education plays an important role in the development of such leadership. This research aimed to develop a model for developing socially responsible leadership for undergraduate students in Xiamen, China. This research was conducted using a sequential mixed-methods approach utilizing qualitative and quantitative methods. The study wasbased on the following objectives: 1) To determine the desired Confucian principles that form the basis of socially responsible behavior of Chinese students; 2) To determine the types of student leadership activities that can promote socially responsible leadership in students; 3) To identify the current type of student leadership activities that promote socially responsible leadership that are available in universities in Xiamen, China; 4) To determine if there is a relationship or a difference between the type of activity, frequency of participation and demographics of students and the level of socially responsible leadership of students in Xiamen, China; and finally, 5) To propose a model for the development of socially responsible leadership for students in Xiamen, China. The literature and interviews identified five core Confucian values: Benevolence, Righteousness, Manner, Wisdom, and Trustworthiness. Leadership activities included workshops, classroom, club, student organization, and games. Five hundred students from a representative university in Xiamen, China, were surveyed. A significant relationship was found among students' demographics, participation frequency, leadership activities, and levels of socially responsible leadership.(four categoriesof leadership activities with p<.05 they were a significant relationship with socially responsible leadership) A final model was developed from the research findings and validated by experts.
ItemAttachment style, self-compassion, emotional empathy, and depression among undergraduate students in a selected international university( 2021) Premika ViriyaphongsagulResearch studies have claimed that depression is one of the major causes for psychological disorders as it can interfere with one’s daily functioning and much research has been done into the various aspects relating to depression and its antecedents. Understanding the antecedents of depression among undergraduate university students would be beneficial to university counselors, faculty, and administrators. Correspondingly, this research examined the relationships between attachment anxiety and attachment avoidance on depression, being mediated by self-compassion and emotional empathy. The key findings indicated that attachment anxiety and attachment avoidance have direct and indirect effects on depression mediated by selfcompassion. The more participants experience attachment avoidance and attachment anxiety, the less they feel self-compassion, and the more depressed they feel. Accordingly, the results suggest that effort should be directed at encouraging and promoting self-compassion among those who are insecurely attached to reduce depression. Moreover, emotional empathy has a direct effect on participants reported levels of depression. That is, the more emotional empathy the participants have, the less depressed they feel. Thus, this suggests that individuals should work to strengthen their emotional empathy in order to reduce feelings of depression.
ItemStudents’ perceptions of online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic: a study of undergraduate students from an international university, Thailand(Bangkok : Assumption University Press, 2021) Chayada ThanavisuthThe outbreak of COVID-19 had an impact on educational systems worldwide. This study was aimed at investigating the perceptions of students towards online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Two hundred fifty-five undergraduate students from a private international university in Thailand participated in this study. Data were collected using the adapted version of Students’ Perception Questionnaire (SPQ) items from Bączek et al. through an Google Forms online survey. The research objective was examined by basic descriptive statistics (percentage, means and standard deviations). Results showed that student participants prefer both online and onsite learning. The most strongest advantage of online learning is allowing participants to stay at home (72.15%) whereas the participants chose technical problems (73.33%) and lack of interactions with friends (71.37%) as the major disadvantages. The participants perceived that online learning was effective that helped increase knowledge (35.29%), active classroom activities (33.33%) and enjoyable (30.2%). Based on the research findings, suggestions and recommendations to improve the higher education online learning in the future and pedagogical implications are provided.
ItemA study on factors affecting students' English language learning motivation in a multilingual context at a private university in East Timor(Bangkok : Assumption University, 2017) Abi, Marcos Taec