The Evaluation Project of Students' Moral Enhancement Projects: Attitudes and Behaviors

This project aimed to develop moral scales based on behavioral and attitudinal aspects on children age ranged from 11 to 22. The project was conducted on 2007-2008. We developed moral scales in 8 aspects that increased to 9 aspects later, which are 1) Diligent, 2) Economy, 3) Honesty, 4) Discipline, 5) Politeness, 6) Physical Cleanness, 7) Mind Cleanness, 8) Cooperative, and 9) Prosocial. Next, we used these scales to evaluate moral enhancement projects in Thailand. We sampled schools across Thailand and used these scales to measure two timepoints: during the projects and the end of the projects (ending the moral enhancement policy from the Ministry of Education). The total number of students were 7,764 within 119 schools. We showed that the influence of schools were strong for elementary school and middle school (ICC = .40) and the influence was lower in undergraduate level (ICC = .09). High GPA and female had higher levels in moral scales. To evaluate the effectiveness of moral enhance project across schools in Thailand, we used multivariate three-level hiearachical linear model (moral scales items:students:schools) using the Raudenbush, Rowan, and Kang's (1991) model. The change scores were higher in students in professional school, high school, and elementary schools.

Authors

  1. Sunthud Pornprasertmanit
  2. Panrapee Suttiwan
  3. Sompoch Iamsupasit
  4. Kullaya Pisitsungkagarn
  5. Chawallanat Lawpoonpat
  6. Kris Ariyabuddhiphongs
  7. Thipnapa Huansuriya

Sponsored and Supported by

Office of the Education Council, Ministry of Education, Thailand.

Reports/Results

Final Report. Paper.

Report after Wave 1. Executive Summary. Paper. Appendix.

Report after Tryout. Excel.

Report before Tryout. Paper.

Presentation

Final Presentation. Presentation.

Presentation after Wave 1. Presentation.

Moral Measurement Talk. Presentation.

Wave 1 Data Collection Presentation. Presentation.

Data in SPSS

Tryout

Wave 1

Groups Original Student Data Item Level Student Level School Level
Undergraduate Data Data Data Data
Professional School Data Data Data Data
High School Data Data Data Data
Middle School Data Data Data Data
Elementary School Form 3 Data Data Data Data
Elementary School Form 4 Data Data Data Data

Wave 2

Groups Original Student Data Item Level Student Level School Level
Undergraduate Data Data Data Data
Professional School Data Data Data Data
High School Data Data Data Data
Middle School Data Data Data Data
Elementary School Data Data Data Data

Change Score (Combine Wave 1 and 2)

Groups Original Student Data Item Level Student Level School Level
Undergraduate Data Data Data Data
Professional School Data Data Data Data
High School Data Data Data Data
Middle School Data Data Data Data
Elementary School Form 3 Data Data Data Data
Elementary School Form 4 Data Data Data Data

SPSS Syntax

Questionnaire

Pre-Tryout

List of Items. Excel.

Tryout

Wave 1

Wave 2

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