The Relationship between Students’ Involvement in Moral and Religious Activities and their Academic Achievement at a Faith-based Institution Evidence from Thailand

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Nakhon Kitjaroonchai
Esther Hungyo


The study investigated the relationship between students’ participation in moral and religious activities and their academic achievement at a small faith-based university located in Thailand. The methodology used in this study was purposive sampling of secondary data, the subjects being 764 students enrolled in different majors during the 2015-2016 Academic Year. Data was retrieved from the university’s software system detailing students’ participation in various religious activities and their academic achievement. This data was analyzed using descriptive statistics and one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) to examine relationship between students’ participation in moral and religious activities and their academic achievement. The results indicated there was a positive correlation between students’ participation in moral and religious activities and academic achievement. The study also showed that there was a statistically significant difference between students’ participation in moral activities and academic achievement.


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