The Effects of Sensitivity Training on Self-esteem and Adversity Quotient of University Students

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Waralak Puansurin
Nathawat Longthong
Anuk Chandrarungsi


The objective of this pre–experimental research with one group pretest-posttest design was to study how sensitivity training affected university student’s self-esteem and adversity quotient. Purposive sampling was used to selected 38 university students for this research. The selection criteria required that the students must be at least 20 years old and had never previous received sensitivity training. The research instruments included Rosenberg Self-Esteem scale, Stoltz Adversity Quotient inventory and Sensitivity training exercise. The data was analyzed by the descriptive statistics and Wilcoxon singed ranks test, respectively. It is found out that the level of self-esteem and control aspect of adversity quotient significantly increased after the sensitivity training at the level of significance .001, and .05, respectively, therefore the result hereby conforms to the hypothesis. On the contrary, there are no difference in control aspect, responsibility aspect, reach aspect, and total score of adversity quotient, before and after the training program at the level of significance .05, consequently the result in these aspects do not conform to the hypothesis.


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Puansurin ว., Longthong ณ. ., & Chandrarungsi อ. (2021). The Effects of Sensitivity Training on Self-esteem and Adversity Quotient of University Students. Journal of Social Sciences Naresuan University, 17(2), 317–348.
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