A Comparison of the Life Skills of Vocational Students in Eastern Special Development Zone between Genders and Learning Styles

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สุรศักดิ์ อิ่มเอี่ยม ภัทราวดี มากมี

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The objectives of this research were to create an evaluation form of learning style, Confirmatory Factor Analysis model and comparison of life skills of vocational students in eastern special development zone between gender and learning style. A five-level rating scale questionnaire was used for collecting data. The sample consisted of 1,030 vocational students in academic year 2018 derived from multistage random sampling. Data were analyzed by Two-Way MANOVA.          The results were as follows:


  1. The learning style of vocational students consist of 4 forms as follows: Visual learners, Aural learners, Read/Write learners and Kinesthetic learners

  2. Confirmatory Factor Analysis of life skills for vocational students consisted of 10 components; Decision making, Problem solving, Creative thinking, Critical thinking, Effective communication, Interpersonal relationship, Self-awareness, Empathy, Coping with emotions and Coping with stress. The developed model was consistent with empirical data.

  3. There was a statistically significant difference at the .01 level between genders on life skills. When considering each core, there was Effective communication, Interpersonal relationship and Self-awareness significant differences at the .01 while Decision making, Problem solving, Creative thinking, Coping with emotions and Coping with stress were significant differences at the .05 level. There was not statistically significant difference between learning style on life skills. There was a statistically significant difference at the .01 level between genders on life skills. When considering each core, there was Effective communication, Interpersonal relationship and Self-awareness significant differences at the .01 while Decision making, Problem solving, Creative thinking, Coping with emotions and Coping with stress were significant differences at the .05 level. There was not statistically significant different between learning style on life skills. There was a statistically significant difference at the .01 level between genders interaction with learning style on life skills will have Empathy (EM) Coping with Emotions (CE) and Coping with Stress (CS) significant differences at the .05

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