FACTORS AFFECTING THE FIRST ATTEMPT ACHIEVEMENT OF THE STANDARD TEST FOR PUBLIC HEALTH STUDENTS IN THAILAND

 

Rungpesh Bunthose, Pyrush Bunthose, Areerat Phalitnonkiat, Buaklai Tankimlong, Piangdao Khamnuengsitthi

 

Abstract

 

This study aimed to verify relationship between students’ grade point average (GPA), preparation, learning and teaching management, learning and teaching environment, and the first attempt achievement of the standard test, and to investigate factors affecting the first achievement of the standard test. Populations of the study were 234 students in the Higher Professional Certificate of Public Health Program. Research tool was a rating scale questionnaire with alpha coefficient at 0.87. Since the ethical consideration was not strongly enforced in the country and the research results were revealed as an overall not specified to any sample to protect the sample’s rights. Therefore, this research design had only proposed and approved by research committee of the college. Tuition and suggestions had done for weeks before the standard test and data were collected immediate-ly after the test. Analysis statistics were percentage, mean, standard deviation, Pearson's product moment correlation coefficient, and stepwise multiple regression. Research results found that most students had GPA at 2.29-3.00 (53.4 percent). They achieved the first attempt of the standard test at 93.20 percent. GPA and learning and teaching method were associated with the first attempt achievement of the standard test at 0.05 level. GPA and learning and teaching method were factors affecting the first attempt achievement of the standard test at 5.90 percent. Research results implied that the college should support learning and teaching management for students’ experience. Learning and teaching should be developed consequently according to students’ interests and aptitudes for higher GPA and learning outcomes advocating.

 

Lecture Notes in Management Science (2011) Vol. 3: 157-166

3rd International Conference on Applied Operational Research, Proceedings

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ISSN 2008-0050 (Print)

ISSN 1927-0097 (Online)

 

ARTICLE OUTLINE

 

·         Introduction

·         Research Criteria

·         Definition Of Terms

·         Conceptual Framework

·         Methodology

·         Data Analysis

·         Research Results

·         Discussion

·         Summary

·         Application And Suggestion

·         Acknowledgment

·         References

 

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