Personal Relationship, Living Behaviors, and Academic Achievement of University Students in the Private Residence, Rangsit Area, Pathumthani

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Suwannee Luckanavanich

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This research aimed to (1) study the relationship between friendship and romantic relationship of university students when staying in the private residence (2) predict friendship and romantic relationship of students affecting living behaviors shared with friends / living behaviors shard with romantic friends and (3) study university students’ living behaviors shared with friends / living behaviors shared with romantic friends affecting academic achievement. The research samples consisted of three-hundred and eighty-four university students in academic year 2011 living in the private residence, Rangsit area, Pathumthani. The research instrument was a five-rating-scale questionnaire. The data obtained were analyzed using descriptive statistics: Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation Coefficient, multiple regression, and Chi-square. The major findings were as follows:

1. Friendship and romantic relationship were found to be significantly related at .01 level of confidence. The magnitudes were found to be low.

2. Friendship and romantic relationship were found to be factors affecting living behaviors shared with friends and living behaviors shared with romantic friends as follows:

2.1 Friendship and romantic relationship could predict living behaviors shared with friends by 18.70 (p < .01).

2.2 Friendship and romantic relationship could predict living behaviors shared with romantic friends by 28.80 (p < .01).

3. Different living behaviors shared with friends were found not to be significantly different with academic achievement.

4. Different living behaviors shared with romantic friends were found not to be significantly different with academic achievement.

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