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This research aimed to study democratic citizenship of the Thai youth based on the 21st Century Citizenship Competencies. This research was a part of dissertation “Guidelines for Enhancing Democratic Citizenship based on the 21st Century Citizenship Competencies of Thai Youth.” The sample consisted of 800 students of Grade 12. The research instrument was a questionnaire which was inspected through 3 procedures.
The results of research instrument development found that the selection of 3 sub-dimensions had top three average in between 8.00-9.53. The item content validity of IOC was 0.40-1.00. The overall reliability was 0.901. The level of difficulty of the selected test items was 0.20-0.80.
The results of the study found that the School D, an excellent knowledge school of the Southern region, had the highest average scores of Civic Literacy dimension (= 20.84). The School B, an excellent knowledge school of the Central region, had the highest average scores of Global Citizenship dimension and Digital Citizenship dimension. (= 33.90;= 10.99). Moreover, when combining the 3 highest average scores, it showed that the School B had the highest average scores (= 65.62). In addition, when ranking these 3 highest average scores, it showed that the School B, C, and D were the 3 schools where gained the level of Active Citizenship higher than the level of Engaged Citizenship and Informed Citizenship accordingly.
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