An Application of Buddhist Psychological Principles for Political Participation of People in Bangkok

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Yupaporn Pornsmith Pornsmith

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Objectives of the study aimed to analyze Buddhadhamma and Psychological principles for  a political participation  of the people in Bangkok, to synthesize the constructing methods of an application model of Buddhadhamma and psychological principles for  a political participation  of the people in Bangkok, and to propose an application model of Buddhadhamma and psychological principles for  a political participation  of the people in Bangkok. The study is a mixed methods research between a qualitative method and quantitative one in nature. For collecting qualitative data an In-depth interview is used to collect data from 17 key informants and Focus Group Discussion is also used for collecting qualitative data.  A questionnaire is used to collect quantitative data from 300 respondents selected by a Random Sampling Method. For analyzing qualitative data a content analysis is employed and statistics including Frequency, Percentage, Mean and Standard Deviation is used for analyzing quantitative data, the results of which found that an application model of Buddhadhamma and psychological principles for Bangkokian’s political participation was generally moderate with a mean value of 2.98, while considering each aspect it found that the highest application model of Buddhadhamma and psychological principles for Bangkokian’s political participation was implementing with a mean value of 4.26, a runner up was interests gaining with a mean value of 3.79, the aspect of a decision making was of a mean value of 2.67, planning was of a mean value of 2.59, and the least aspect was following up with a mean value of 2.57 only.

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บทความวิจัย