The Factors Affecting the Reconciliation Thinking of Students in the Southern Border Provinces of Thailand

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Jirawat Tansakul
Narongsak Rorbkorb
Teerayout Rascha


The purpose of this descriptive research was to study the factors affecting reconciliation thinking of students in the Southern Border Provinces of Thailand. The samples were 300 students, randomized by multi-stage random sampling. Data were collected by using reconciliation thinking questionnaires. Statistical analysis used was Correlation and Stepwise Multiple Regression.
The results were summarized as follows: 1) the attitudes towards reconciliation thinking, mental health, social experiences, religious approaches, social support, future orientation with self-control, self-esteem, and achievement motivation were found positively correlated with reconciliation thinking. They were significantly different at the .01 level. 2) Seven predictors could predict the reconciliation thinking of the students with a statistical level of significance at .01. The predictors had a predictability power of 65.30 % and a predictive standard error of 0.24. 3) The prediction equations in the raw score and standard scores were as follows:
gif.latex?\hat{Y}= 0.977 + 0.332X1 + 0.174X3 + 0.131X5 + 0.042X2 + 0.119X8 - 0.090X6 + 0.071X4
gif.latex?\hat{Z}= 0.395Z1 + 0.263Z3 + 0.165Z5 + 0.085Z2 + 0.140Z8 - 0.112Z6 + 0.104Z4


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