The Empowering Resilience of Elderly in Eastern Economic Corridor According to Buddhist Principles

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Waeodao Phimphandee


This research and development of guidelines in order to empowering  resilience of elderly according to Buddhist Principles which built guidelines from lesson-learned from the elderly who were elderly resilience, families and community leaders and examine the possibilities of guidelines using the Delphi technique. The key informants were form two groups were: group one was the elderly who were resilience persons form using a social dimension survey and families using data collection method by in-depth interviews and using data collection method by focus group discussion of community leaders, group two were experts using data collection method by questionnaire with Delphi technique including gerontology experts, elderly policy makers and elderly groups amount 19 persons. Data were analyzed using content analysis, median and interquartile range. The research found that the guidelines for empowering resilience of elderly according to Buddhist Principles consist of 3 main category and 21 main guidelines 51 sub-guidelines as follows; category 1: guidelines for elderly included 6 dimensions, 15 main guidelines, 33 sub-guidelines, category 2:  guidelines for families included 3 main guidelines, 9 sub-guidelines and category 3: guidelines for community leaders included 3 main guidelines, 9 sub-guidelines. Consequently, the elderly and those involved should be guided by this research to empower elderly resilience by focusing on emotional regulation and self-esteem competence, social competence, spiritual practice security, positive coping competence, self-efficacy and sense of purpose, and physical health caring which can reduce dependency problems, illness and expenses which will be beneficial to society and nation.

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