ADVERSITY QUOTIENT OF STUDENTS OF FACULTY OF EDUCATION, VALAYA ALONGKORN RAJABHAT UNIVERSITY UNDER THE ROYAL PATRONAGE

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Mesa Nuansri
Kullachat Pantuworakul

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The purposes of this research article were to (1) study the adversity quotient of students of the faculty of education, Valaya Alongkorn Rajabhat University under the Royal Patronage, and 2) compare the adversity quotient of students of the faculty of education, Valaya Alongkorn Rajabhat University under the Royal Patronage by gender, group of major and year level. Samples were 284 students by stratified random sampling. Research instrument was a 4 -point scale with Cronbach’s alpha reliability of 0.90. Data were analyzed by descriptive statistics methods including frequency, percentage, means and standard deviation and by inferential statistics methods of t-test for independent samples and F-test for one – way Analysis of Variance: ANOVA.


The research findings were as follows: 1) The students had a quite high level of adversity quotient in overall by aspect in Responsibility for the Problem with the highest mean scores, followed by aspect in Situation Control, Endurance, and Reach, respectively (2) The result of comparison the means of the students' adversity quotient when classified by group of major and year level, showed no difference. When classified by gender, it was found that, overall, females had higher adversity quotient than males with statistically significant at the .05 level.

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