The Effectiveness of The Leisure Behavior Development Program for Self Development of Senior High School

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Witthaya Yangklang
Yutthana Chaijukul


This research is an experimental research. The objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of the leisure behavior development program  for senior high school students’ self-development .  These 40 students were randomly assigned to an experimental group of 20 and a control group of 20 using a simple random sampling method. The program's concepts were derived from Leisure Education theory and practice, as well as Bandura's Social Cognitive Theory of Learning, as well as concepts used in program activities like Self-Determination Theory and the concept of Flow Theory.  The research instrument  was a questionnaire which asked about factors affecting leisure behavior and was classified as a 5 level estimator with confidence values between .701 – .857. To measure leisure behavior and self development the data received were analyzed using general statistical analysis, multivariate covariance (MANCOVA). The  findings revealed that the students who participated in the leisure behavior development program for self development had higher leisure behavior for self development  than those who did not attend the program (p<0.01).

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