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This survey research aimed 1) to study the enrollment advantages of Meditation for Life Development course to the students, and 2) to compare the benefit levels of students after the enrollment of Meditation for Life Development with the criteria. The samples used in this research were 120 undergraduate students at King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, the second semester in the academic year 2018, consisting of 120 students in a classroom selected by using cluster random sampling. The research instrument was a questionnaire about the enrollment advantages of Meditation for Life Development course that divided into 2 parts as follows: The first part was Check List which consists of 8 items with Index of Item-Objective Congruence (IOC) between 0.67-1.00 and the overall reliability of 0.74. The second part was the Narrative Form. The quantitative data were analyzed by using statistics; mean, standard deviation and hypothesis testing by Nonparametric statistics which was determined the statistical significance at the .05 level. The qualitative data were analyzed using content analysis and analytic induction.
The research results found that;
1) The students could get the enrollment advantages of the Meditation for Life Development course both each item and the overall were at a high level. In addition, the qualitative data analysis showed that the advantages of enrollment in this course that summarized in 3 aspects; 1) Meditation helps to develop their personality 2) Meditation helps to improve the mental powers, and 3) Meditation helps to develop their mindfulness and intellectual powers.
2) The advantages after finishing the Meditation for Life Development course were at a high level which was higher than the determined criteria with the statistical significance at the .05 level. (Z=9.519, p-value = < .001)
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