Understanding Thai Culture: Exploring the Effect of Academic Stress in Students’ Learning Orientation

Understanding Thai Culture: Exploring the Effect of Academic Stress in Students’ Learning Orientation

  • Stella Root

Abstract

In an increasingly globalized world, businesses are now expecting graduates to have the skills and merits that would add value to their organization.  In as much as the higher education sector in Thailand would want to deliver this need, changes have been made in order for programs to cater to these requirements.  These challenges of being up to date to the needs of the business sector put forth a certain level of expectation from Thai university students, which would test their norms not only socially but also academically.  Thai cultural values play an important part on how they would accept the challenge and how they would react to these changes.  Would they be able to cope with the changes by adopting to the change or would they stick to what is the norm and oppose the change?  In this regard, this study aims to identify and understand Thai culture as it affects academic stress and student learning orientation.   Empirical evidence is gathered for the purpose of evaluating Thai culture and how it affects academic stress which in turn affects student’s learning orientation.  Conclusions derived from this research study will assist universities in understanding the Thai culture and how it is currently evolving, and in identifying opportunities on how universities can support their students in terms of coping with academic stress to maximize students’ learning orientation.
Published
Dec 23, 2016
How to Cite
ROOT, Stella. Understanding Thai Culture: Exploring the Effect of Academic Stress in Students’ Learning Orientation. Journal submission manual - ASEAN Journal of Management & Innovation, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 2, p. 44-58, dec. 2016. ISSN 2351-yyyz. Available at: <http://journal.stamford.edu/index.php/ajmi/article/view/620>. Date accessed: 22 june 2017.