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ERIC Number: ED502103
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul-21
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
Resilience of Higher Educational Students, the Human Spirit among Thai and Muslim Students
Prinyaphol, Penprapa; Chongruksa, Doungmani
Online Submission
(Purpose) The present study sought to enhance the understanding of 1148 Thai and Muslims college students' resilience during the time of insurgent terrorism in the southernmost province of Thailand, Pattani. (Methodology) Resilience scale based on Grotberg three features of "I HAVE," "I AM" and "I CAN" was developed in Thai as an instrument. Respondents' characteristics or protective factors regarding ethnic identity, academic achievement, faculty of enrollment and birth order were explored. (Results) The results revealed as follows: (1) Students' resilience were in moderate level with no meaningful difference between Thais and Muslims; (2) High GPA students had resilience and "I HAVE" features meaningful difference than low GPA fellows; (3) Students from all faculties in campus scored on resilience with meaningful difference while those from faculty of Fine and Applied Arts ranked the most in having resilience in high level (38 %); (4) The only child respondents manifested resilience meaningful difference from those of other birth order. This study explored the resilience and protective factors among Thai and Muslim college students. (Conclusions) The results revealed that our hypotheses were mostly supported. Respondents manifested resilience in moderate level with out meaningful difference between Thais and Muslims. Also, two resilience features "I HAVE" and "I AM" were found to be different among respondents. Academic achievement, field of study and birth order had influence on resilience. (Recommendations) If intervention to foster resiliency were to implement on campus, low GPA, the only child and those from faculty of Human and Social Science should be the primary targeted participants to reach out. (Contains 5 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Thailand