A Study of Thai English Teachers Personality Influencing Students Interaction in The Classroom.

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Kwandao Phonprasertruksa
Dr.Janpanit Surasin
Dr.Denchai Prabjandee


The purpose of this study aimed to investigate the personality of Thai English teachers in Surat Thani Province and its influences on students’ interaction in the classroom. This study was an explanatory sequential mixed-methods research design using quantitative and qualitative methods in a single research, from collecting quantitative data to using of the first phase results to build on to the qualitative phase. The participants in the quantitative phase were 100 Thai English teachers who taught English from Prathomsuksa 1 to Matthayomsuksa 6 in private and government schools in Surat Thani Province. The five informants in the qualitative phase were selected from the participants according to the criteria. The 44 items of the Big Five Inventory were used in the first phase of gathering data. The findings show that the Agreeableness personality is the most common personality in 44 of the 100 samples while only 3 teachers are the Openness to Experience. Moreover, an interesting outcome from the empirical evidence points to the fact that teachers' behavior which derives from their personality. At the same time, teaching has an influence on students to interact in classrooms.

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Phonprasertruksa, K., Surasin, J., & Prabjandee, D. (2021). A Study of Thai English Teachers Personality Influencing Students Interaction in The Classroom. Saengtham College Journal, 13(1), 87–105. Retrieved from https://so01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/scj/article/view/248334
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