Sustainable Development of the Life Quality for the Elderly by Applying Sufficiency Economy-Based Schooling

Boonphadung, Suttipong; Seubsang, Pintipa
June 2012
International Proceedings of Economics Development & Research;2012, Vol. 41, p48
Academic Journal
This research aims to investigate life quality of the elderly by applying Sufficiency Economy Based Schooling. The purposes of this research are to (1) study the level of life quality of the elderly and (2) set up guidelines to enhance life quality of the elderly. The samples in the study were 83 elderly living in Suraolumkaeg community. A questionnaire was employed as a research tool to collect data. The questionnaire content consisted of 6 different areas including of positive emotional condition, personal interaction, well-being, positive health condition, engaging social community and self-determination. Then the data were analyzed by using the following statistics: mean ( XÌ„ ), standard deviation (S.D.) and coefficient of variation (C.V.). The result of this research revealed that the personal interaction is in the first rank, followed by engagement in social community, positive emotional condition, and positive health condition. While self-determination, and well-being are in the average level. They are unable to express opinions and share ideas with their own family member, relatives, and close friends. The research found that the guideline to enhance life quality of the elderly by applying Sufficiency Economy based schooling has been agreed by other scholars.


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