A Comparative Study on Psychology Graduate Students’ Learning Difficulties and Satisfaction from Three Types of University in Thailand


  • Suwattana Eamoraphan
  • Yan Ye
  • Arunya Tuicomepee
  • Doldao Purananon


Learning Difficulty, Learning Satisfaction, Graduate Students, Assumption University, Chulalongkorn University, Burapha University, Thailand


This study mainly aimed to identify and compare the Psychology graduate students’ learning difficulties and satisfaction from three different types of university in Thailand, including Assumption University, Chulalongkorn University and Burapha University. All 99 students who currently study in Psychology graduate program of three universities during 2013-2014 were used as the sample for this study. The study used descriptive statistics, including frequency, percentage, means, standard divisions, and one way ANOVA to deal with the data. Analyzing of the collected data, the study reported the demographics and other background information of the current Psychology graduate students from three universities; identified their learning difficulties; determined and compared their learning satisfaction from these three different types of University in Thailand. Significant difference of the students’ satisfaction between the private university and the public university was found by the study.

Author Biographies

Suwattana Eamoraphan

Associate Professor, Ph. D, Acting Program Director of Ph.D. and M.S. in Counseling Psychology, Assumption University, Thailand

Yan Ye

Ph.D, Director of Educational Research, Statistics and Measurement Center, Graduate School of Education,
Assumption University,Thailand

Arunya Tuicomepee

Associate Professor, Ph. D, Faculty of Psychology Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Doldao Purananon

Ph. D, Counseling Psychology Program, Department of Research and Applied psychology, Faculty of Education, Burapha University, Thailand