FACTOR AFFECTING GUILDFORD THINKING STYLE OF UNDERGRADUATE ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS IN THAILAND PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES

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Thadharphut Limapornva

Abstract

This research objective is to study factor affecting Guildford thinking style (Divergent thinking and Convergent thinking) of architecture students in Thailand public universities. The sample of 290 architecture students who study at architecture faculty in Thailand public universities. Data was collected through Guildford thinking style test. The test that has been developed to examine students learning style that could enhance students to improve divergent thinking and convergent thinking. Guildford thinking style test has been validated with three experts in related fields, education and technology communication and architecture education. Reliability of the questionaire examined by using cronbach’s alpha is 0.941. Moreover, the questionnaires have been exammined seperately for reliability and the results of cronbach’s alpha are 0.895 for divergent thinking questions and 0.903 for convergent thinking questions. The statistics used in the analysis were mean (gif.latex?\bar{x}) , frequency, and standard deviation. Pearson product moment correlation coefficient and multiple regression analysis were applied by using SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences).


Research finding is that architecture students in Thailand public universities have high level of Guildford thinking style which are above average. Respondents always use divergent thinking and convergent thinking in design process. There is no significant difference between Guildford thinking style and the following aspects: sexes, architectural departments, and university location at a .05 statistically significant level, with the same direction. There is a correlation between student’s class level and convergent thinking at a .05 statistically significant level, with the low level in the same direction. Class level could forecast convergent thinkingat a .05 statistically significant level, which variance was equal to 12.6 percent.The regression equation is y = .895 +.131x.

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Limapornva ธ. (2021). FACTOR AFFECTING GUILDFORD THINKING STYLE OF UNDERGRADUATE ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS IN THAILAND PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES. Journal of Industrial Education, 20(3), 91–100. Retrieved from https://ph01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/JIE/article/view/244751
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