THE TRAINING MODULE DEVELOPMENT BASED ON NEO-HUMANISM AND BUDDHISM CONCEPTS FOR DEVELOPING THE DESIRABLE CHARACTERISTICS OF TEACHER COLLEGE PHRANAKHON RAJABHAT UNIVERSITY
The purposes of this research were (1) to develop the neo-humanism and Buddhism concepts training module, and (2) to study the result of the implementation of Neo-humanism and Buddhism concepts training module towards the compassion, humbleness, gratitude to person and motherland as well as good mental health of the university students. The research instruments composed of training module and the assessment sheet for 5 desirable characteristics. Cronbach’s Alpha was used to examine the reliability of the test at 0.73 - 0.81. The samples of the study were 121 students of College of Teacher Education, Phranakhon Rajabhat University, which were randomly divided into 2 groups: 61 students of an experimental group and 60 students of a control group by the Stratified Random Sampling.The research design was pretest–posttest control group design. The statistical analysis was frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation and t-test. The research findings were as follows: (1) The developed Neo-humanism and Buddhism concepts training module was composed of 22 activities namely: the 14 hour of 13 activities in neo-humanism concept, and 10 hour of 9 activities in Buddhist concept. The duration of training period completed in 4 days. (2) After the termination of the Neo-humanism and Buddhism concepts training module implementation, it was found that the trained students had the higher scores level on being compassion, humbleness, grateful to person and motherland, and good mental health, than the untrained students at the statistical significance of 0.05.
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