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The research topic on “Ethics Management of Buddhist Sunday Schools of
Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University” has the following objectives: 1) to study the status of Buddhist Sunday Schools of Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, 2) to study the principle components of Buddhist Sunday Schools of Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, and 3) to propose guidelines for improvement on ethics management of Buddhist Sunday Schools of Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University. The researcher used a mixed method of quantitative and qualitative approaches. The quantitative research tools used was questionnaire with a reliability coefficient of 0.969 for data collection carried out by the researcher on a sample group of 228 students of the 2 learning centers at Wangnoi Campus and Wat Mahathat Campus chosen by simple random sampling. The data were analyzed with a statistical package to arrive at values for frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation and the Pearson’s correlation coefficient. The tools used for qualitative research consisted of in-depth interviews of 18 key informants. A panel discussion with 9 specific experts using descriptive content analysis technique.
The researcher found that majority of sample, 62.72% are female, 91.23% are students with ages 11 - 13 years old, the education levels of Primary level 4-5-6 of 85.53% and the majority join more than 3 years for 38.16%.
The students’ overall opinion on status of Buddhist Sunday Schools was at more level ( =3.95), opinion on the principle components of Buddhist Sunday Schools was at more level ( =4.08), opinion on The Threefold Training, was at more level ( =3.98) and from each aspect, the first rank was on Samadhi (concentration), was at more level ( =4.03), The opinion on results of ethics management of Buddhist Sunday Schools was at more level ( =3.92), from each aspect, the first 2 highest level were moral attitude was at more level ( =3.98) and happy life was at more level ( = 3.96)
The guidelines for improvement on ethics management of Buddhist Sunday Schools were: 1) To conduct research to get even better the curriculum together with the suitable training process and activities for more persuasion and results, 2) From the research, the key factor to put training into implementation would be masters. Therefore, to train the masters with new knowledges so that they could further teach students to meet the best result of becoming a knowledgeable youth with more skill in various aspects, have good moral attitude and have good attributes as per the expectation from the learning centers so they can sustainably live better live.
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