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This cross-sectional study aimed to study the developmental asset levels of first-year undergraduate students of Suan Sunandha Rajabhat university as well as the determinants involving their developmental assets. In total, 302 first-year undergraduate students aged 18 - 20 years old were selected using a stratified sampling method. The developmental asset levels were assessed by validated a questionnaire with the reliability score (Cronbach's alpha coefficient = .94). Analyzed using Chi-square test, Pearson’s product-moment correlation coefficient, and stepwise-multiple regression analysis.
Results indicated that 93% of students passed the developmental asset criteria. Among these, 46% are passed with a very good score level. According to multiple regression model, the significant predicting variable (p < .05) included a policy to promote adolescence perception (Beta = .359), family relationship (Beta = .294) studying faculty (Beta = -.222) and the average monthly income (Beta = .129) (R2Adjusted =.330).
In summary, the university should promote students' developmental assets in the power of community, power of peers, and power of intellect. The teenagers' policy recognition should also encourage. In addition, the involvement of family activities will lead to the strong relationship among family members resulting to better developmental assets.
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