Month: April 2017

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Reviving Haiga: Interpreting and Painting the Haiku of Matsuo Basho

Haiku is a poem that embodies qualities of Japanese art: precision, economy and delicacy; and, Matsuo Bashō fathers this literary art by showing his superb poetic skills made him Japan’s significant contribution in World literature.This study aimed to interpret haiku, to revive the use of haiga as a creative method of interpreting a haiku and

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The Analysis of History, Story and Narrative: A Case Study of Contemporary Performing Arts, “Jao Jan Phom Hom: Nirat”

Jao Jan Phom Hom: Nirat Phrathat In Khwaen by Mala Khamchan (Mr.Charoen Malaroj), is a famous work of Thai literature awarded The Southeast Asian Writers Award in 1991. The literature imagined the portrait about sentimentality and emotion of an unfamiliar princess in an antecedent, which has never been found or recorded in history. The story is

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Kofi Kayiga – The Construction of an Identity

Born to a Cuban mother and a Jamaican father in 1943, in Kingston, Jamaica, Kofi Kayiga – the former Ricardo Wilkins – has traversed several spaces, both external (geographic) and internal (ideological). Having studied at the Jamaica School of Art, The Royal College of Art, London, and Makerere University, Uganda, where he also taught, Kayiga

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A Stroke in Time: An Artist’s Memoir

As a teaching artist for almost three decades, Prof. Kong Ho recalls his art experience in the form of a memoir. This paper explores his retrospective study into his transcendental paintings and why he chose to write a personal memoir. This paper is divided into two parts. In the first part, Ho presents the reasons

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Writing the History of Humanimals: Illustrated with the Poetics of Documentaries

Animals play a starring role in human history; their presence is ever so ubiquitous that it would be remiss of – and is impossible for – historians to brush animals completely aside should they write about humans. This study concerns itself with writing the history of human-animal relations, pointing out that the fact of animals

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“Indian Girls Are Not Supposed to Play Football”: Gender in Gurinder Chadha’s Bend it Like Beckham

Throughout history, but even in the postmodern era, ridden with racial, ethnicity and nationalistic problems all over the world, another controversial issue still persists in many cultures as a bone of contention, despite enormous efforts from all sides to close that chapter. The problem in question is, simply phrased: gender inequality, and it is an

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Bowing to the Creative Industry: Making Art a Useful Commodity

A survey of globally diverse art school models, including those that already exist, along with those still on the theoretical drawing table, shows that while no perfect institution exists, there is at least one issue that proffers itself over, and over again within the university art education domain. Surprisingly, this issue is not about good

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A Study on Reformation of National Vocational Educational System Based on National Competency Standards

A Study on Vocational Curriculum Development of Technical High School Based on NCS (National Competency Standards) As the industrial structure and demand has been high upgrading and complicated, it needed to develope NCS(National Competency Standards) that present skills required by the industry and real work fields at the national level. The purpose of this study

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Hearts Grow: Contemplation-Based Inner Stability Development in Female Inmates

The researches objectives are to study the learning process facilitation appropriate for the inner stability development in female inmates, and to explicate the female inmates� inner experiences found during and after the completion of the program. The phenomenological result shows significant inner changes in the participants. These include the more inclusive perspectives one possesses, i.e.

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The Students’ Satisfaction Toward Managerial Economics Class

As a policy of the Minister of Education that want all the educational institutions improve the quality of their students to be smart, good, and happy person. Kasetsart University has realized about the importance of this policy, so all lecturers were encouraged to do the classroom research to improve and update their teaching. The objective

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The Influence of Lecturer Performance Index Toward Student Achievement Index

Good lecturers brings good students. The result of student achievement is determined by the lecturer performance. This study aims to determine lecturer performance seen from student achievement index for 1 (one) semester and focused on lecturers nurturing a certain course. This research is expected to contribute information of reducing lecturer shortcomings and improving lecturer performance

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Customer Orientation Ensure Organization’s Flexible Response to Keep Sustainability

Global competition forced education organizations to rethink about providing better service to their customers. Many firms and public sectors have adopted Business process reengineering (referred BPR) to enhance their competitiveness, but not all of them succeeded. We interviewed four state university administrative departments (two in the United States and two in the U.K.) that had

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Joys and Pains of a School Principal: Educational Accountability in Context

While considerable interest has been accorded to evaluating the leadership effectiveness of school principals, rarely would research put focus on the things that enthuse or frustrate them in the course of acting in response to the call of educational accountability. As such, this qualitative study focused on an investigation of the hardships and milestones of

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The Effect of Identity on Risk-Taking in Middle Adolescence: The Mediating Role of Positive Youth Development

Researches on factors that can reduce risk-taking in adolescence have been widely studied. Ones of these factors are identity and Positive Youth Development (PYD) which are the key factors to successfully accomplish developmental tasks in adolescence. However, there has been little research on whether Positive Youth Development can serve as the mediator between identity and

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Development of Positive Youth Development Indicators in the Context of Thai Adolescents

Research on the positive youth development (PYD) has been widely studied, based on the positive youth development model (Lerner, 2005). The objectives of this study were to develop and validate a scale for measuring the positive youth development of Thai adolescents. There was full form measurement for grades 10 to 12. Data were collected from

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Causal Relationship Model of Organizational Culture Performance: The Study of Mediating Role of Organization Trust and Organizational Commitment.

The purposes of this study were to examine a relationship of perceived organizational support (POS) towards organizational culture performance as well as a mediating role of organizational trust and organizational commitment (OC) and to validate the causal relationship model of POS towards organizational culture performance based on the job performance theory (Albanese, 1981). The participants

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Effects of Games for Enhancing Executive Function Program on Early Academic Achievement in Preschoolers: Mediating Role of Executive Function Skills

Executive function (EF) skills has been highlighted as a potential factor for early academic achievement which includes mathematical and language skills in preschoolers. However, it has been less explored on how to establish EF skills through daily school program. The current research created a 3-week EF skills training program through playing games for preschoolers (Games

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The Factors Related to Risk Preference, Risky Decision Making and Risk Taking Behaviors in Adolescence in Krabi Province

The aim of the study is to assess the factors related to the following; risk preference, risky decision making and risk taking behavior in male and female adolescent students. The conceptual framework of this study illustrates seven variables such as age, gender, parenting, perceived peer norms or peer pressure, risk preference, risky decision making, and

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Effect of Psychological and Social Factors on Active Aging among Middle Adulthood in Bangkok

The purposes of this research were 1) to examine the level of Active Aging among middle adulthood in Bangkok 2) to examine the relationship between psychological and social factors (attitude towards Active Aging, internal locus of control, the knowledge about Active Aging, social support, and getting information through online Social media) on Active Aging among

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The Effect of Adversity Quotient Training Program on Stress of High School Students in Bangkok

The objectives of this research were to develop Adversity training program and examine the effect of Adversity quotient on stress of High school students in Bangkok. The participants were 90 high school students in Bangkok, Thailand. Research instruments included 1) The Perceived Stress Scale 2) The Adversity Quotient skill scale 3) Adversity Quotient training program.

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The Problem of Dualism: ‘Self’ as Cultural Exaptation

The concept of “Self” is strongly rooted in an ontological (mind/body) and epistemological (reality/fiction) dualism. This idea appears as the result of a succession of genetic predispositions emerged from a series of adaptations of cognitive structures in response to external stimuli. These structures themselves have lead us to interpret and represent the world in terms

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The Prevalence of Depression among First-Year Health Sciences Students at Thammasat University

This study aims to find out the prevalence of depression in first-year health sciences students at Thammasat University, Thailand. The study is a cross-sectional descriptive (Survey Research). 248 first-year students are recruited from 6 faculties including the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Dentistry, the Faculty of Pharmacy, the Faculty of Nursing, the Faculty of

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Implication of Critical Thinking for Applied Ethics in Science and Technology

As science and technology are descriptive, it is difficult for the undergraduates in Department of Science and Technology (DST) to learn Applied Ethics, which is of a completely different but philosophical approach in making moral judgment by applying Kant’s moral theory, or theories of Utilitarianism, Contractarianism and Euthanasia, etc. Therefore, exploring reflective, interactive but practical

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The Implications of Cross-Cultural Social Skills of Japanese People in Turkey in Order to Form Relationships with Turkish Muslims

This study aims to investigate the cross-cultural social skills adopted by Japanese people in Turkey, relating to the construction of satisfactory interpersonal relationships with Turkish Muslims. Eighteen Japanese people living in Turkey were asked concerning coping strategies used to overcome interpersonal difficulties (Nakano & Tanaka, 2015) and behaviors used to form good relationships by conducting

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Family Communication Patterns Which Influence Bangkok Grade Seven Student’s Life Skills Development

The current research aimed to measure life skills level and to study different patterns of family communication among Grade 7 students. The samples of the study were 417 Grade 7 students in Bangkok. The sampling is dividing the school samples into 3 groups according to their subordination as follows: 1) schools under the Office of

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Absolute Totality, Causality, and Quantum: The Problem of Metaphysics in the Critique of Pure Reason

Kants metaphysics which says that the absolute whole of magnitude has nothing to do with any possible experience presses him to think of a thing in itself, which is merely intelligible. The difficulty is related to the issue of the absolute totality of series of conditions in connection with the issue of the absolute magnitude

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Caregiver State of Mind and Role Performing of Counselors in Foster Homes

Nowadays, Thailand is facing a problem in orphan care. There are huge numbers of children living in foster homes with lower numbers of child caregivers.  As researchers reviewed the literatures, researchers found that there were many reasons that caused this career to have a high turnover rate. This study was conducted to explore caregivers’ experiences and

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The Effect of Group Counseling Program for Developing Self-Efficacy and Adversity Quotient in Real Time Company

The objectives of this research were to develop self-efficacy and adversity quotient of employees in a real time company and to study the effectiveness of the group counseling program for developing self-efficacy and adversity quotient in real time company used before and after participating in the program. This was quasi-experimental research. The sample was a

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An Accurate Estimation Method for Abilities in Online Adaptive Testing Based on Item Response Theory

Recently, universities in Japan, in particular, private universities, are inclined to accept a wide variety of students because the number of high school students is becoming smaller in contrast to the increase of the number of enrollment of students. In response to this situation, universities have been gradually providing pre-classes before enrollment, various levels of

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A Razor’s Edge: For an Explanation on ‘Identity’ In Timaeus

This paper intends to explain how ‘a razor’s edge’ in Katha-Upanishad inspire an understanding of ‘identity’ in Timaeus. In Katha-Upanishad, a razor’s edge was compared to an extremely sharp path to manifest Ātman, the ultimate eternal Being permeating over the universe and inner Self of individuals. It discloses the arduousness of self-knowing, also reveals that

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Your Highness, Mr. Policeman: The Taiwanese Perception of the Policeman during the Japanese Colonial Rule

This article examines the image of the policeman when Taiwan was under Japanese rule (1895-1945) through textual and linguistic analysis. It focuses on the process of how a foreign authority was transformed from a law abiding public servant to a ruthless mighty tyrant in the name of gaining full control and access to a land

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The Role of Identity Statuses on Freshman Student’s Decision Making in Choosing Education Degree Program

The development of a stable sense of self is considered to be one of thecentral tasks of human being. Erik Erikson (1902-1994) explained that during normative development, the influence of experimentation and exploration in personality and vocational roles became the important aspects in constructing individual identities (Santrock, 2007). Extending this theory, James Marciaproposed four identity

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Socio-Demographics and Political Ideology: A Multinational Analysis

With an increasingly polarized nature of interparty conflict in politics across the world, researchers in the fields of political science and psychology are eager to determine the antecedents of individuals’ attachment to either liberal or conservative ideologies. While some recent developments illustrate the relationship between political attitudes and biological genes, others associate liberalism and conservatism

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The Identity & Personality of Female Gamblers as Portrayed in Chinese Gambling Movies

The current study is a qualitative investigation on the identity and the personality of female gamblers portrayed in Chinese gambling movies.  Eleven Chinese films produced from 2000 to 2017 were selected for this study.  A qualitative content analysis was employed to understand the gambling motivation and the identity development of the characters in the movie.

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Millennialism Scale: A Measurement of Thoughts and Feelings on the Millennium

Amongst many Christian denominations is the belief in a millennium, which is a period of 1,000 years either directly preceding or following the second coming of Jesus Christ. There are two differing perspectives based upon the millennium, separated by those who are premillennialists and postmillennialists (Mason, 2004). Premillennialists believe that people do not have the

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The Effect of an Introductory Peacebuilding Class on Attitudes Toward Social Justice

Social justice advocacy is a term in which individuals are both aware of the “injustices and inequities” of certain populations and are engaged in creating a just and equitable experience for individuals (Bemak & Chung, 2005). This study aimed to measure the effect of an introductory undergraduate Peacebuilding course on students’ advocacy for social justice.

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Substance Abuse and Religiosity

This study addresses the importance of substance abuse in regards to religiosity. Prior research (Hodge, Cardenas, & Montoya, 2001) indicates that both high spirituality and religious participation are predictors of low substance abuse. Other research in the past has shown that adolescents that scored high on the Alcohol Involvement scale tended to come from families

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Anxiety and Return to Work in Cancer Patients Receiving Outpatient Chemotherapy

Introduction: Many cancer patients contract cancer and are diagnosed with it while they are working. However, only one-third of patients return to work. The issue of working is an economic problem and is directly connected to quality of life (QOL)in a working population. This study aimed to clarify the differences anxiety among breast cancer patients

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Mediating Role of Ethnic Identity on the Relationship between Ethnicity and Life Satisfaction among Indonesians Adolescents

Indonesia is known as a multi-ethnic and multi-culture country then Javanese is the largest ethnic group among the population. Ethnicity and culture is an aspect which determine a person’s identity. As another domain of identity, ethnic identity is a predictor of psychological well-being, including life satisfaction. Adolescent’s life satisfaction is a subjective evaluation to specific

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Personality Factors Assessing Emotional Intelligence and Creative-Potential as Predictors of Job Satisfaction among Managers in Karachi, Pakistan

Exploring emotional intelligence and creativity have become an absolute in today’s organizations and personality dispositions for its study is a rare endeavor. The present study’s aim was to find out whether emotional intelligence and creative potential are predictors of job satisfaction in managers working at the multinational corporations in Karachi, Pakistan. The purposive sampling technique

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Survey about Identity Status in Indonesian Adolescence

Adolescence is a period when teenagers ask themselves “Who am I?” and “What is different about me?”. There are many roles which teenagers may explore. In Indonesia, there are a lot of problems in adolescence that emerge during the process of searching the identity in each role. Yet, research about identity status of adolescence in

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The Relationship of Identity Status to Peer Relation during Adolescence

Who am I? These questions reflect the search for an identity. Identity is a self-portrait composed of many pieces, including these: the career; political; religious; relationship; achievement; sexual; ethnic; interests; personality; and physical identity. Adolescents search their cultures identity files, experimenting with different roles and personalities. For adolescence peer approval becomes increasingly important. Peers play

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Psychological Disposition in Qualitative Research

The role of psychological disposition is utmost important in qualitative research. It influences the quality of information and its authenticity. The paper examines the role of psychological disposition and its impact in conducting qualitative research. We conducted qualitative research using semi structured in depth questionnaire for middle level and top management bank employees. Respondents’ apprehension

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Justice and the Rise of China: A Philosophical Approach

The rise of China as an economic superpower has in recent years aroused concerns from Western countries. This research addresses two issues that pertain to China’s potential rise. Firstly, if China is to become a global superpower, what normative principles should be adopted by her in interacting with other countries in the world? Secondly, are

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The Effect of Type of Self Perspective and God Prime on Prosociality

Frimer, Schaefer, and Oakes (2014) suggest that there are at least two distinct self-perspectives in every person: actor (tends to be prosocial) and agent (tends to be selfish), which mainly differentiated by the feeling of being watched. What if that feeling came from ideas about God? Priming God concept is known as an activating factor

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The Prevalence of Aggression Dimensions in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder according to Some Variables

The current study aimed at exploring the level of aggression for children with autism according to gender, age and intellectual state in the state of Kuwait. The study was conducted on a sample of parents for (108) children with autism, children’s ages were ranging from 5 to 16 years old who have been attending of

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Conformity and Obedience of Bantengan and Jaran Kencak in East Java

As a traditional culture and art, Bantengan in Trawas and Jaran Kencak in Lumajang, East Java is one of the diversity of Indonesian famous and exotic cultures. Although using animals as the name, they are very different in essence. Bantengan or Bull Dance is a performance art that combines elements of dance, physical exercise, music

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The Relationships among Couple Bond, Family Responsibility, and Couple Satisfaction in Thai Couples

With the increased number of couple relationship problems within Thailand, it becomes necessary to find ways to enhance these relationship. One such way was to clarify the expectation that the partners have regarding their relationships, or relationship standards.These standards are generally viewed as relevant to two domains: 1) couple bond and 2) family responsibility (Hiew,

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An Initial Development of the Thai Version of the Social Anxiety Acceptance and Action Questionnaire (SA-AAQ) For Undergraduate Students

Adjustment to college transition can be challenging. The challenges could compromise the benefits undergraduates could obtain from college learning in various ways. The anxiety that the undergraduates experience upon their social interaction could be one of such challenges. Recently, attempts have been made to alleviate such anxiety referring to the framework of Acceptance and Commitment

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Religious Education of Lifelong Learning in Taiwan Weixin Shengjiao I Ching University

From the mid 1980s to 1990s, the political and economic environment underwent an important change in Taiwan. The President of Republic of China (Taiwan) Lee Teng-Hui declared the Temporary Provisions Effective during the Period of Communist Rebellion to be terminated in 1991. Along with the footsteps of democratization, the policies regarding religion and education have

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Causal Factors of CSR Influencing to Organizational Citizenship Behavior and Effectiveness of Listed Companies in the Stock Exchange of Thailand

This research study the relationship and effect among corporate social responsibility (CSR), organizational citizenship behavior (OCB), and organizational effectiveness (OE) of listed companies in the Stock Exchange of Thailand. Data were collected via questionnaires from 217 companies. Multi-stage sampling technique was used. Data were analyzed using standard statistical method and structural equation modeling. The relationships among

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A Case Study on How the Philosophy of Environment Adjustment of I-Ching Feng-Shui of Chinese Culture Impacts the University’s Performance

In 1990s, the educational market is growing rapidly in Taiwan. However, with the dropping of fertility rate and the school-age population, schools had experienced a shortage of enrollment, which was a daunting challenge to education industry. Hence, this paper adopts the case study method by using 167 universities in Taiwan as the population and the

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Applying I Chings “Life-Gua” of Chinese Culture to Human Resources Management Strategy

Chinese culture is one of the four ancient civilizations of the world, which is still greatly valued todays. Its foundation of philosophy lies in the I-Ching, which elaborates the principles of nature of the universe and the life contained within it. While human resources management is a dynamic and interactive process, in the rise of

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Religion Politics and Ethics: Moral and Ethical Dilemmas Facing Faith-Based Organizations and Africa in the 21st Century

Religion plays a predominant role in African spiritual worldview and belief systems. However, this intense affinity for religion has often been exploited in an unethical manner by political demagogues, religionists, and other ‘surrogates with interests of their own’. Africans religious proclivity were often misused as a pretext for colonization or perpetuation of poor leadership and

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Understanding and Practice of Informed Consent by Professional Nurses in South Africa: An Empirical Study

Introduction: Informed consent (IC) is a legal and ethical doctrine, constitutionally protected in South Africa through rights to bodily integrity, privacy and self-determination. The National Health Act 2003 codified requirements for IC; stipulating that healthcare professionals (HCPs) must inform patients about diagnosis, treatment risks, benefits, options, and right of refusal. However, multicultural societies are challenged

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Relationship Among Mindfulness, Suppression-Emotion Regulation, Reappraisal-Emotion Regulation, and Psychological Well-Being

With the increased number of psychological problems in workplace within Thailand, it becomes necessary to find ways to enhance psychological well-being for workers. One such way was to identify psychological ingredients that contribute to psychological well-being. Such attempts remained very limited in Thailand, however. This research study hence aimed to establish relationships among psychological well-being,

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The Application of AHP Method in the Successful Elements Selections in the After-Class School in Taiwan

The purpose of this paper is to aim at the successful elements in the after-class school in Taiwan. The study adopted the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) techniques as the research methodology. A model has been proposed to evaluate the best treatment and disposal technology. As well, Expert opinions have been incorporated in the selection of

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Educating for Capacity Building: A Case Study of Timor-Leste Officials Studying on an English Language Training Programme in New Zealand

Building capacity is critical to human development. It starts with building skills and knowledge in individuals and communities, and leads to the growth of societies and nations. The English Language Training for Officials (ELTO) programme,a five month content-based course funded by the New Zealand Aid Programme, builds capacity in the government sector in Southeast Asian

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The Development of Teachers Desirable Characteristics of Student Teachers in Thepsatri Rajabhat University by Using Behavioral Record Sheet

This research aimed at developing teachers’ desirable characteristics of student teachers who currently have enrolled in ‘Self-actualization for teachers’ subject in 2016 academic year of Thepsatri Rajabhat University by using behavioral record sheet. The sample for this studying were 57 student teachers in English education major. The instrument of this research was a behavioral record

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The Effect of Project Based Learning to Enhance Problem Solving Ability in Distance Learning Media Subject of Student Teachers

The research aimed to study the effect of the project based learning which focused on enhancing problem solving ability of the student teachers who are currently enrolled in ‘Distance learning media’ subject in 2016 academic year of Thepsatri Rajabhat University through instructional media service activities by using project based learning for enhancing problem solving ability

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Student Attribute Correlates of Academic Achievement in High School Chemistry Between Grade 9 & 10 Students

This study examined three student attributes namely; level of mathematics anxiety, learning style, and attitude toward Chemistry that generated information on their effect on student achievement in Chemistry. The study employed the causal-comparative descriptive research method. Instruments used included an achievement test to measure performance involving mathematical concepts in Chemistry, level of mathematics anxiety scale to

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Taking Leisure Seriously: Adolescents’ Pursuit of their Most Important and Interesting Leisure Activities

Whereas schools are the most common educational settings worldwide, learning and personal growth can take place in other contexts outside the school system. One of these significant contexts is leisure. Characterized by relative freedom, fewer social constraints than other life domains, self-determination and intrinsic motivation, leisure has been identified as a major context for youth

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Applications of the Arduino Electronics in the Kinematics

Due to high precision, quick response and low price, Arduino electronics, including motherboards and sensors, have potential to be the main parts of physical experiments. Especially, the experimental data can be easily transferred to smartphones and tablets through the Bluetooth communication that greatly enhances the portability of the experimental equipment. There are many commercially available

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A Critical Analysis on Thai University Students’ Reflections towards Politics of the English Language

English language is a gatekeeper to positions of prestige in society (Pennycook 1994,1995), especially due to its dominant status as a world language or as a Lingua Franca. Many take English language as apolitical, particularly in educational systems worldwide, including Thai’s. From a different view, however, there could be many hidden agendas behind the language

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Call for a Change in Mathematics Education: From Platonism to Social Constructivism

At school, children are expected to become numerate in order to be able to function in a modern technological society and contribute to the growth of its economy. However, one of the most frequent complaints of mathematics teachers is that “forgetting is particularly common for knowledge acquired in school, and much of this material is

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Parental Home-Based Support and Educational Outlook Towards Primary School Children in Urban Mongolia

For the past decades, the enrollment rate of primary school has been increasing in developing countries. Unfortunately, due to problems such as lack of classrooms, textbooks, and school facilities, as well as qualified human resources, a quality education can be difficult to obtain. Providing quality education is a key issue especially in rural areas and

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Keep Smile Book: An Instrument of Students’ Affective Evaluation

This study aims to describe the use of “Keep Smile Book” as an instrument of students’ affective evaluation and factors affecting its implementation. “Keep Smile Book” is a diary consists of students’ book and teachers’ column. This book combined observation and self-assessment technique of evaluation. The students actively involved to assess their-self by a cute

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E-Kankor: Opening New Vistas of Higher Education Through an Innovative Intelligent Tutoring System

Passing the entrance examination to a university is a major step in one’s life. Kankor is the nationwide tertiary entrance examination in Afghanistan. Since the score on the Kankor Assessment Test determines the student’s academic future, it is highly recommended to do some test preparation so that the score and consequent placement reflect the student’s

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The Face of Secondary Education: Students’ Perceptions on the Functional Differences between Schools in Macau

After the handover to China, the complexification of Macau educational circumstances, favored by the progressive expansion of free education coverage due to subsidy schemes introduced by the government and the exceptionally rapid economic growth due to the liberalization of the gambling market, significant pressure has been felt by local secondary schools in order to accommodate

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Surau Merantau: A Curriculum Development Based on Minangkabau Ethnic Culture

This study aims to determine the nature and purpose of “Surau Merantau”, a school based on Minangkabau ethnical culture and its basis of curriculum development. “Surau Merantau” is a Junior High School carrying a concept of local culture from West Sumatera. Located in Tangerang, Banten, this school concerns on the growth of current generation who

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Creating Opportunities for Change: Non-Cognitive Skills Instruction in the Classroom

To address the demands of accountability mandates such as data-driven, evidence based instruction and the need for 21st century skills, educators have revisited practice looking for ways to nurture student motivation, increase time on task and promote learner autonomy. Classrooms have been digitized, material made accessible and initiative implemented to create positive, school-wide environments. Yet,

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Components of an Inclusive Postsecondary Transition Program for Older Students with Intellectual Disabilities at a Four-Year University

This paper provides an overview of Project Panther PLUS (Postsecondary Learning for Universal Success), an inclusive postsecondary transition program for students with intellectual disabilities (ID) ages 22-26 at Florida International University in Miami, Florida, USA. With an emphasis on employment and independent living, Panther PLUS provides students with the tools needed to change their lives

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How Increasing Students’ Interest and Motivation to Study Affects Perceived Service Quality and Academic Satisfaction at University

Instructional Design has provided models and theories to make lectures more effective and attractive. However, managing and evaluating educational outcomes are still challenging because of their intangibility and heterogeneity. In particular, Learning Experience (LX), results in a change in value, motivation, or behavior to study, is rarely included as an integral part of Perceived Outcome

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Applying Mathematics in Interdisciplinary Studies [IDS]

Nanyang Girls’ High School’s Interdisciplinary Studies [IDS] for Secondary One students were designed to enable students to begin to deliberate and solve real world problems using the knowledge, skills and thinking taught in various disciplines/subjects from languages and the humanities to maths, science, art and music. This curriculum is innovative in using concepts to ensure connections

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A Survey of Scientific Competency of Grade 10th Students in Thailand

The purpose of this study was to survey the scientific competency of grade 10th students. The sample was 141 students of academic year 2016 from Sarakhampittayakhom school in Thailand that selected by purposive sampling. The instrument was the 5 items from 2 situations of scientific competency test that measured in 3 sub-competencies including 1) explain

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Women’s Roles in the Series Desperate Housewives: A Feminist Perspective

Desperate Housewives, created by Marc Cherry and aired on the ABC channel for eight seasons, can be considered a representation of gender, specifically femininity, on the Television (Bignell, 2008). Its plot focuses on the lives of 4 women (Bree, Lynette, Gabriel and Susan) who represent the internal struggles of the average woman, such as disempowerment,

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Natural Materials in “Recycle Quilt Mixmedia” Fashion: Reinforcement of Students’ Creativity and Mental Revolution

The purpose of this article is to report the results of sewing extracurricular activities in SMK PGRI 4 Blitar, related to the participation in a Fashion Festival competition of using recycled materials in commemoration of Earth Day in Blitar, East Java Province, held by the local government. Basically, this activity was intended to reinforce students’

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The Study of Grade 10 Students’ Conceptual Understanding of Chemical Reactions and Biomolecules

The purpose of research was to study grade 10 students’ conceptual understanding of chemical reactions and biomolecules. The target group there was 33 grade 10 students classroom 14 in Phadungnaree school of Thailand in the 1st semester of 2016 academic year. The instrument was used in this study was conceptual understanding measurement. Then, the students’

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of E-Dictionary to Enhance Reading Comprehension of ESL Learners

Due to the advent of Internet, tertiary students prefer to read hypermedia materials in comparison to printed materials. One of the common tools used by ESL learners to enhance reading comprehension is e-dictionary. Nowadays, there are various types of e-dictionaries. This case study involved ten Teaching English as Second Language (TESL) undergraduates. The three research

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Positive Teacher Attributes through the Eyes of the Learner: In Japan and a Wider Asian Context

Positive teacher influences can contribute to learner knowledge, skill acquisition, and a positive learning environment (Jahangiri & Mucciolo, 2016). In a pilot study the researchers found that in education levels ranging from elementary school to university, high school teachers and private instructors/tutors were the most selected categories, with English being the most common subject. Learners

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A Genre Analysis of Job Application Letters Written by ASEAN Applicants

Recent genre-based studies on job application letters have increasingly focused on cross-cultural awareness. However, very few have been conducted in the ASEAN context and none has investigated at a regional level as of yet. Hence, this study aimed to analyze the generic structure (a.k.a. moves) used in job application letters written by ASEAN applicants. The

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E-Learning Implementation: Challenges and Opportunities for Higher Education Institutions in Rural Settings in South Africa: A Case Study

The use of ICT is changing all aspects of our lives and fueling the economic growth globally. Technology can play an important role in building Africa’s progress in education, training and development. The utilization of modern technologies in education is becoming at the heart of higher education institutions (HEIs) generally and South Africa (SA) in

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Changing Instructional Practice with a Science Center Workshop: The Journey of Six Elementary Science Teachers

The purpose of this qualitative case study research was to ascertain the significance of the professional development workshops organized by a science center in a Midwestern city of the United States. The research investigated the effect the workshop had on the instructional practice of the participating elementary science teachers. This study was guided by the

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Toward the Next Generation of Educational Technologies: A Survey of Internet of Things (IoT) in Education

Internet of things (IoT) means that physical objects (e.g., device) will be connected to the Internet and be able to interact themselves to other objects. The Internet of things has competitive advantages such as content delivery, automation processing, location independence, security assurance and time reduction, thus IoT applications have received extensive attention from both industry

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Linking Supply on Demand of Indonesia Human Resource in Science and Technology on Perspective Black Swan Phenomenon

This paper discusses how the influence of the phenomenon of black swan in the development of human resource on science and technology (HRST) in Indonesia. The Black Swan phenomenon is highly improbable that is unpredictable and carries a massive impact. In fact, Indonesia was predicted to become a developed country in 2025 with GDP growth

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Relationship between Teacher’s Interpersonal Communication Skills and Students’ Achievement in Science at Primary Schools in Sidoarjo

This study aims to determine the relationship between interpersonal communication abilities of teachers and learning achievement students. The study used quantitative research methods conducted at Primary School (PS) in Sidoarjo. The population in this study were students PS Sidoarjo district in academic year 2014/2015. The sampling technique used was 100 students. The technique of collecting

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Survey on Whether The Sri Lankan Pre-Service National Diploma In Teaching Programme Addresses the Learning Needs of Diverse Learners

This study sought to identify the state of prospective teachers’ knowledge about differentiated instruction; how often prospective teachers differentiate instruction in specific subject areas; and the differentiated instruction factors that are implemented during the internship practicum period in the pre-service National Diploma in teaching program in order to meet the needs of diverse learners in

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Management Structure of Thailand Premier League by the Standard Criteria of the Asian Football Confederation

This research has the objective to study the managing of Ratchaburi Mitr Phol FC by the standard criteria of The Asian Football Confederation. The methodology of this research were following Define the conceptual framework from the related documents, The in-depth interview with the five responsible key informants by the standard criteria of The Asian Football

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Vietnam’s National Foreign Language 2020 Project after 9 Years: A Difficult Stage

Vietnam has been witnessing many changes in learning language, and the National Foreign Language 2020 project is the latest breakthrough that delves into brand-new advances to improve effectively the quality of English language learning and teaching across all school levels in Vietnam. After nine years, this innovation has attracted considerable public attention and feedback from

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Behind the Silence of Japanese International Students in the U.S. Classrooms

Japanese international students (JIS) in United States universities are often labeled by peers, faculty, and administrators as shy, passive, and silent. This stereotypical image reflects, to a large extent, an outsider’s view that does not necessarily capture the understanding of the experience of the JIS. The current study examines JIS’ descriptions of themselves as classroom

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A Study on the Constructions of Vocational High School Principals’ Leadership Effectiveness Indicators-Based on Competing Values Framework

The main purposes of this study are to integrate the theories and researches in leadership effectiveness based on competing values framework, and construct the vocational high school principals’ leadership effectiveness indicators; to verify reliability and validity of the indicator questionnaire constructed in this study; and to find out the importance and current situation of vocational

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The Role of Indonesian School in Singapore in Developing Students’ Patriotic Character

Globalization brings changes in many aspects of Indonesian life including some Indonesian residents who lived in foreign countries such as Singapore. Singapore is a meeting place of various foreign cultures directly or indirectly. The clash because of globalization and foreign cultures are feared can affect the nationalism of Indonesian in Singapore, especially children. School is

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Technology and Distance Learning in Higher Education: Making Distance-Learning Work for Your Students

The field of distance learning in higher education is experiencing a new paradigm shift in the methods used by instructors and distance learning administrators to interact and communicate with their students online. As millennials and other traditional students continue to grapple with how to balance work, school and other extracurricular activities, many institutions of higher

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Ultimate or Alternate? Enhance the E-Learning Experience for Creative Media Students: Hong Kong and Singapore Perspective

Online learning (E-learning) platforms such as Blackboard, Moodle, and MOOCs have been widely used in various higher educational institutions. These E-learning platforms have been designed and developed for students to enhance their learning experiences by promoting blended learning. Current research in this area has demonstrated the effectiveness of online learning for distance education and as

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Silent Exclusion and Child Schooling: A Case Study of India

The current educational policy discourse in India has largely focused on the issues of access to basic education. While increasing access is clearly important, the issue of significantly to sustained access is more important in the present context when the fifty per cent of child population in India in the age group of 6-14 years

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Academic and Technical Vocabulary in the Corpus of Chemistry Research Articles

Many researchers mentioned about the importance of vocabulary to language learning especially, vocabulary for specific disciplines. However, there are some problems with selection of vocabulary to teach students because some teachers believe their intuition for choosing word families to teach. Therefore, Schmitt and Schmitt (2005) claimed that the best way to determine vocabulary frequency is

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The Use of Video-Based Instruction in Higher Education: Impact on Knowledge Gain

The present study aims to investigate the effectiveness of video-based instruction in a course entitled “Environmental Studies” to impart environmental knowledge among undergraduate students. The pretest-posttest assessment method was employed to obtain the scores before and after showing a video on a selected environmental theme to three different class sizes consisting of 9 (small class

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How Does a Speaker Maintain Her Local Language in a Multilingual Speech Society? A Case Study of a Sasak Girl Staying in Central Java

It is generally known that some people can live in one place in their entire live while some others are not. In line with this condition, moving to a new place affect their live including their language. In regard to this situation, this paper aims to find out how a Sasak girl maintains her local

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Implementing Inquiry-Based Stem Learning in Tenth Grade Students

Inquiry-based STEM learning (iSTEM) is now familiar with science education and active learning for 21st century learners. This study aims to investigate learning achievement in biology in 10th grade students. Eight lesson plans with 12 hrs of iSTEM and achievement test were used for implementation. Inquiry-based STEM learning consisted of engagement, exploration, explanation, elaboration, and

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A Survey of Mathematics Reasoning Ability of Grade 10th Students in Thailand

The purpose of this study was to survey the Mathematics reasoning ability of grade 10th students. The participants were 47, grade 10th students in Sarakhampittayakhom a school in Mahasarakham, Thailand, 2nd semester of 2016 that selected by purposive sampling. The instrument was Mathematics reasoning ability test that include inductive and deductive reasoning ability, multiple choice,