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 Basic Education Commission – OBEC 2) schools under the Office of the Higher Education Commission – OHEC and 3) schools under the Office of the Private Education Commission – OPEC. The data was collected by 2 rating-scale questionnaires: Life skills assessments consisted of 4 domains: self-esteem, problem solving, stress management and interpersonal relationship, the reliability of each domain are .409 .613 .624 and .675. Family communication assessment divided in 4 different patterns: Laissez-faire, Protective, Pluralistic and Consensual and the reliability are .393 .796 .754 and .576. The results were concluded as follows 1) Grade 7 students in Bangkok have significantly low life skills in terms of self-esteem compared to the other domains such as problem solving ,stress management and interpersonal relationship 2) The most predictive family communication pattern for Grade 7 students’ life skills is laissez-faire. The mentioned family communication pattern has 16 percent predictive ability for the domain of interpersonal relationship (β = -.403 , p< .001), 6.50 percent for problem-solving (β = -.233 , p < .001), 2.70 percent for self-esteem (β = -.233 , p < .001), and 1.30 percent for stress management (β= -.118 , p < .05).

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Supak Tanamit, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand
Chanya Leesattrupai, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand
Pinyapan Piasai, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand

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Conference: ACP2017
Stream: Psychology and Education

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