A Study of Students’ Self-empowerment in a Learning Counseling Group in Silpakorn University and King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi

By Nongnuch Rotjanalert and Jureeporn Kanjanakaroon.

Published by The International Journal of Learner Diversity and Identities

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The main purpose of this research was to study self-empowerment in students who studied psychology. The study was conducted in Silpakorn University (SU) and King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT). It was a survey research using quantitative and semi-experimental methodology. The research instruments used to collect the data were a structured questionnaire and program of group counseling for learning. The samples were 184 students who participated in the counseling program of the psychology subject. The data analysis involved fundamental statistical analysis, t-test, and f-test. The results of the research showed that the students’ self-empowerment was at a moderate level (3.29) before counseling, meanwhile it was at a very high level (4.55) after counseling. It was significantly different at the level .05. Additionally, after counseling, the students’ group competency was at a high level (3.54) and their self-empowerment as classified by their personal information — gender, age, and grade point average — did not have significant differences. It is recommended that students who study psychology both at SU and KMUTT should attend the of group counseling program for learning to increase their self-empowerment and achieve their goals.

Keywords: Self-empowerment, Learning Counseling Group, Psychology

The International Journal of Learner Diversity and Identities, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp.101-109. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 342.892KB).

Dr. Nongnuch Rotjanalert

Lecturer, Guidance, Department of Psychology and Guidance, Faculty of Education, Silpakorn University, Maung, Nakornpathom, Thailand

Dr. Rotjanalert was the president of the Faculty Senate of Silpakorn University, head assistant of the Psychology and Guidance Department (2002–2005), and head of the Psychology and Guidance Department (2005-2009). She is an expert in development education, development psychology, community assessment and program planning, and statistics for behavioral and social science research.

Assoc.Prof. Jureeporn Kanjanakaroon

Lecturer, School of Liberal Arts , Department of Social and Humanities, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok, Thungkru, Thailand

Associate Professor Dr. Kanjanakaroon is a lecturer in the Social Science and Humanities Programme at King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT). She is an expert in development education, managerial, industrial and organizational psychology, community and social science research.