Development of the Behaviors on Preserving one’s Purity of Female Secondary School Students at Fang Wittayayon School, Ban Fang District, KhonKaen Province

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Noppawan Phetsuriwong

Abstract

This is a mixed method research, which includes quantitative and qualitative approaches. The purpose of the study was to examine the behavioral problems of female secondary school students at Fang Wittayayon School, Fang District, KhonKaen Province in order to analyze the Buddhist doctrines and attitudes of individuals towards the behaviors on preserving their purity, and to develop the students’ behaviors on preserving their purity. The participants of the study were 132 female, year 2 and 3, secondary school students.
The results of the study were as follows: the development of the behaviors on preserving the purity of female secondary school students showed as follows. 4 life-skills activities including 1) wire broadcasting, 2) Dok Fang Group-Activity for Teens, 3) activities to take care of students, and 4) Living in Five Different Rooms for Behavior Change activity could be used as a pattern to develop the behaviors. According to the answers of the negative questions about taking care of oneself, being close in private areas to the opposite-sex friends was not appropriate. They strongly agreed they should realize that they were important in society and should preserve their virginity until they get married (gif.latex?\bar{x} = 4.76). The results of the posttest to check participants understanding of sanitation and dharmic principles for living showed the participants knew and realized more about preserving their purity. The average pretest score (gif.latex?\bar{x} = 5.25) was lower than that of the posttest (gif.latex?\bar{x} = 70). This meant there was a statistically significant difference of 0.01.

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บทความวิจัย (Research Article)