The Study of the Readiness for Entering the ASEAN Community of Undergraduate Students


The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is established to create a mutual understanding for political and economic purposes among 10 countries, all of which include Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Brunei, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, and Cambodia. This brings all the nations not only to maintain peace, political stability, and economic prosperity, but also to create social and cultural development among each other. Education has, in addition, been hugely introduced to ASEAN as it is claimed to play a significant role in bonding the ASEAN together. This study has been, finally, conducted under the purpose on an academic cooperation to research between Yala Rajabhat University, Thailand, and University Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia, in order to make an educational connection between students from both universities who study in computer science programs and related fields. This can bring the readiness for the ASEAN in the future. The subjects are divided into two groups, all of whom consist of 362 students, which 207 students are from Yala Rajabhat University, Thailand and the other 155 students are from University Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia. Five-scale points are used in the questionnaires as the instrument for data collection. Three areas of questions are mainly focused in the questionnaires, which include 1) the knowledge readiness, 2) the procedure skill readiness, and 3) the attitude readiness. The students' overall viewpoints on the enthusiasm regarding the ASEAN community is showed at the moderate level, whereas the university comparative analysis is, as a result, not significantly different at the .05 level.

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Praewsree Dermrach, Yala Rajabhat University, Thailand
Muneeroh Phadung, Yala Rajabhat University, Thailand
Chanthana Meechaichana, Yala Rajabhat University, Thailand
Ekkapak Meechai, Yala Rajabhat University, Thailand
Anuar Mohd Yusof, University Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia

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Conference: ACAS2016
Stream: South-East Asian Studies (including Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos)

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