SELF-REGULATING CAPACITY IN ENGLISH VOCABULARY LEARNING OF STUDENTS AT VALAYA ALONGKORN RAJABHAT UNIVERSITY UNDER THE ROYAL PATRONAGE
The objectives of this study were to 1) investigate a self-regulating capacity in English vocabulary learning of the third-year students at Valaya Alongkorn Rajabhat University under the Royal Patronage, 2) compare the self-regulating capacity in English vocabulary learning of male and female students, and 3) compare the self-regulating capacity in English vocabulary learning of the students at different faculties. This study was a quantitative research. The instrument employed to collect the data was the Self-Regulating Capacity in Vocabulary Learning scale (SRCvoc) questionnaire. Its reliabilities were between 0.76 and 0.89. The sample for this study consisted of 290 third-year students at Valaya Alongkorn Rajabhat University under the Royal Patronage from seven faculties according to Yamane’s formula with a 95% confidence interval. The statistics used for data analysis included percentage, mean, standard deviation, independent samples t-test, and one-way ANOVA.
The results of the study revealed that overall, the third-year students had a self-regulating capacity in English vocabulary learning at a high level ( = 3.41, S.D. = 0.54). Of all the dimensions of their capacity, the respondents employed the environment control the most ( = 3.74, S.D. = 0.60). The comparison between genders revealed that there were no significant differences for male and female students overall, but in the subscales, males had a higher degree of the capacity in the dimension of commitment control than females at a significance level of 0.05. In addition, the comparison among the students from different faculties showed that there were no significant differences overall. However, a post-hoc test in the subscales revealed that the students at the Faculty of Science and Technology had less self-regulating capacity than those at the Faculty of Management Sciences, the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Faculty of Industrial Technology in the dimension of commitment control at a significance level of .05.
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