Factors Affecting the Learning Responsibility of First Year Students at Suratthani Rajabhat University

Kiattisak Duangjan

Abstract


This research aimed to study the level of learning responsibility of first-year students at Suratthani Rajabhat University and to compare learning responsibilities of first-year students at Suratthani Rajabhat University. The students were separated by gender, age, religion, faculty and academic discipline. The research samples were first-year students in the first semester of the 2011 academic year at Suratthani Rajabhat University, who were selected by using a Krejcie & Morgan Table with not more than 5% error. A total of 354 samples were randomly selected with Proportional Stratified Random Sampling method from three academic disciplines. These disciplines were humanities and social sciences, science and technology and the group of health sciences. A two-part questionnaire was used to collect data, which was analyzed by frequency, percentage, mean and standard deviation. Hypotheses testing and validation was conducted by t-test, F-test, One Way ANOVA and Scheffe's test. The research results found that level of learning responsibility of first-year students at Suratthani Rajabhat University was generally at a high. The students placed importance on understanding new knowledge by using past experiences. Sensibility and ability to work with others effectively was given least importance but remained at a high level. The comparison of learning responsibilities of first-year students at Suratthani Rajabhat University found that gender, age, religion, faculty and academic discipline caused differences in students’ views on learning responsibility by a significance level of .05

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Asian Social Science   ISSN 1911-2017 (Print)   ISSN 1911-2025 (Online)

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