THE IDENTITY OF KASETSART UNIVERSITY ENGINEERING STUDENTS

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Napatsawan Kumfun
Vorakarn Suksodkiew

Abstract

The purposes of this research were: 1) to identify the components of the students’ identity in the Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University, Kamphaeng Saen Campus; and 2) to affirm the results of the confirmatory test of students’ identity elements of the Faculty of Engineering Kasetsart University, Kamphaeng Saen Campus. The samples chosen by means of the stratified random sampling method comprised the total number of 450 research participants. Of these, there were 226 faculty members equally distributed in proportion to their administrative positions, and 224 students equally distributed in proportion to their years of study, with a helping hand of the semi-structured interview opinion questionnaire (overall confidence level of the survey questionnaire = .986), and another set of questionnaires of the confirmatory test of students’ identity elements of the Faculty of Engineering Kasetsart University. The statistics employed in this research were frequency, percentage, arithmetic mean, standard deviation, as well as exploratory component analysis content analysis          


The findings revealed that:


  1. Components of the students’ identity of the Faculty of Engineering Kasetsart University consist of 6 components, 72 variables, as follows: 1. Knowledge and competence in engineering (34 variables), in which 3 sub-components could be derived from when further analyzing, i.e. 1.) Engineering skills (17 variables), 2.) Analytical thinking (12 variables), and 3.) Engineering techniques (5 variables); 2. Readiness to be an engineer (10 variables); 3. Knowledge of fundamental engineering subjects (10 variables); 4. Teamwork skills (9 variables); 5. Capability of applying engineering technology (6 variables); and 6. Professional ethics of engineers (3 variables).

  2. Results obtained from this research of the confirmation of the students, identity of the Faculty of Engineering Kasetsart University was verified with accuracy, propriety, feasibility and utility.

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