Development of Causal Model of Happiness from Vipassana on Buddhist-Psychology Way

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Puttithada Dejpitak

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This study comprised 3 main objectives, namely, 1) to study the concepts of Buddhist psychology and psychology related to happiness from vipassana on Buddhist – Psychology way ; 2) to develop the conceptual model of the casual relationship of happiness from vipassana on Buddhist psychology way ; and 3) to validate the casual relationship model of happiness from vipassana on Buddhist psychology way. The study was a mixed method research using the quantitative research in order to support the results of the qualitative research. Key informants consisted of 14 specialists in Buddhist psychology,  psychologist, the abhidhamma pitaka and vipassana teacher. The quantitative research got the sample of 403 respondents which analyzed by Lisrel program. The results of the study revealed as the causal model have 2 exogenous latent variables consisted of 1. vipassana practice, 2. environmental factors during practicing. For 2 endogenous latent variables were 1. dhamma supporting while practicing vipassana and 2. happiness in Buddhist – psychology way. 2. The result of the validation were good, which have  2  = 84.38, df = 76, p = .24,  RMSEA = .17. While dhamma supporting while practicing vipassana was a good mediator variable for to happiness from vipassana.

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