BUDDHIST AND PSYCHO-SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS RELATED TO RELIGIOUS SOCIALIZATION
 
Sodmanee, O., Srinakarinwirot University, Thailand
 
There are three main objectives of this research. Firstly, to investigate the difference between teachers who have low role conflict and teachers who have high role conflict in terms of religious socialization; secondly, to study the religious and behaviors characteristics of teachers who socialize efficiently; and thirdly, to compare the presence and differences of religious and behavioral characteristics, and religious socialization, between private school teachers and public school teachers. The sample is 385 teachers from secondary schools of Secondary Education and the office of Private Education Commission, which are located in Bangkok Metropolis. The research findings are as follows: Firstly, concerning role conflict and religious socialization. Secondly, concerning behavioral and religious socialization of the teachers. The finding of teacher's characteristics and religious socialization shows that: 1. Teachers who hold more conflict are less capable of religious. Socialization; 2. Among teachers who have more Buddhist characteristics even though they have more conflict, public school teachers are more able to socialize than private school teachers; 3. Though they have much conflict teachers who have better attitudes toward students express more religious socialization than teachers who have negative attitudes toward students; 4.the most important predictor of socialization is Buddhist characteristics; 5. Among private teachers, the most signification predictor is function conflict.