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This descriptive study aimed to determine the level of harmony in life of university students, Southern Thailand. The sample consisted of 336 students who were studying in one university located in the south of Thailand, in academic year 2016. Subjects were recruited through multi-stage sampling. The research instrument was a self-response questionnaire consisting of 2 parts: 1) general information questionnaire and 2) harmony-in-life questionnaire which was assessed for its validity by 3 experts and was tested for its reliability among 30 students and yielded a Cronbach’s alpha coefficient of .91. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and independent t-test.
Results revealed that the mean scores of harmony in life both overall and in subscales was at a high level. The mean scores of overall harmony in life 3.79 (SD = 0.40), and that for the subscales of purpose in life 3.92 (SD=0.45), self-acceptance 3.75 (SD=0.45), and life-acceptance 3.73 (SD=0.47). The mean score of subscales of purpose in life was highest. There was no significant difference in the mean scores of overall and subscales of harmony in life between male and female students. The mean score of selfacceptance subscale between students studying in Hatyai and Pattani campuses was statistically significant different (t=3.40, p< .01) but the mean scores of overall and subscales of purpose in life and life-acceptance were not significantly different.
Findings of the study provide a baseline data for developing a harmony-in-life promoting program for university students in order to further promote and continuously maintain their harmony in life.
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