Factors affecting happiness of the elder in Kaoseng, Mueang District Songkhla Province

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This research on Factors affecting happiness of the elder in Kaoseng, Mueang District Songkhla Province aimed to present: living of the elder and factors affecting happiness of the elder in Kaoseng, Mueang District Songkhla Province. The samples were the elder living in Kaoseng, Mueang District Songkhla Province and They were over 60 years old. The samples were 167 people.  This samples were drawn by using purposive sampling method. This research was processed with questionnaire for collecting data and analyzed by descriptive statistics including mean, standard deviation, frequency, percentage and inferential statistics including t-test and Multiple Regression Analysis. The results of this study showed that analysis of quality of life found that the overall elder ’s  quality of life  was at high level. The highest quality of life  was physical condition. The results of elder ’s happiness analysis found that the overall happiness of elder was at high level. The results of personal factors comparison affecting happiness of the elder found that sufficiency of income, saving and participation ,which were different, differently affected to happiness of the elder with statistically significant at the 0.05 level. The results of factors analysis affecting happiness of the elder found that factors affecting happiness of the elder were emotion factor and livelihood factor. The both of factors had effect to happiness of the elder with statistically significant at the 0.05 level. They showed statistically significant positive relationship.

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