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The Effects of Critical Friends on the Self-Esteem and Academic Oral Presentation Ability of Teacher Students

  • Malisuwan, Pattapee (Intelligence Operations Division, Naval Intelligence Department, Royal Thai Navy, Ministry of Defense)
  • Received : 2017.08.15
  • Accepted : 2017.08.28
  • Published : 2017.08.31

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of critical friends on self-esteem and the academic oral presentation ability of undergraduate students. A pretest was conducted in the first week of the semester. A pre-academic oral presentation preparation was held from the second week to the seventh week and followed by pedagogical speech activities from the eighth week to the eleventh week. The research instruments are Academic oral presentation behavior and self-esteem evaluation forms. The samples were 37 third year undergraduate students, who were purposively selected from the educational technology class at the Chulalongkorn University. The statistics used for analyzing quantitative data are frequencies, means, standard deviations, one sample t-tests, and Pearson's Product-Moment Correlations. It was found that the 37 third year undergraduate teacher students had higher self-esteem at the statistically significant level of .05 and academic oral presentation scores after the activity were statistically significant at the .05 level.

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