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Sumittra Vichaikammart
Sunitiya Thuannadee


The purposes of this research were to: 1) develop the causal relationship model of personalities and cooperative education achievement, and 2) examine the model consistency with the empirical data. The research samples consisted of 500 Suranaree University of Technology (SUT)’s cooperative education students who undertook cooperative education at least 16 weeks. The questionnaires were used as the data collection tool. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, factor analysis and structural equation modeling. 

The major findings are as follows: 1) the causal relationship model of personalities and cooperative education achievement had a good fit to the empirical data (χ2= 1361.72, df = 1154, p = .48, χ2/df = 1.18, RMSEA = .00), 2) the personality neuroticism had the most positive direct effects size as .36, openness to experience as .28**, agreeableness as .21*, conscientiousness as .13*, and extraversion as .08** at the significant level of .05 respectively. The variance of cooperative education achievement can predict 71 percent.

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