A Quality of Life Development Model for Thai Floating Market Communities

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พชร สุขมณี วันชัย ปานจันทร์ จินดารัตน์ ปีมณี เอกสิทธิ์ สนามทอง

Abstract

This research is a mixed research. The objectives of the research are to (1) studies study the components of the quality of life development for Thai floating market communities; (2) construct a quality of life development model for these communities; and (3) evaluate the model constructed. The model constructed by the researcher was evaluated by ten experts and sampling people living in the community of floating market of 400 persons. The researcher evaluated by semi-structured in-depth interviews method and evaluated using a questionnaire.


The results of this research found that:


1. Components of the development of quality of life of Thai floating market communities consist of 6 aspects; (1) physical, (2) psychological, (3) economic, (4) social, (5) cultural, and (6) environmental.


2. Development quality of life model of these Thai floating market communities concluded that to make people in the floating market community have a good quality of life to be developed in each area., community leaders need to improve their quality of life in the following areas, (1) physical, (2) psychological, (3) economic, (4) social, (5) cultural, and (6) environmental. When the community leaders get developed, it will result in the people in the community being fully developed in the quality of life in each area., and be able to lead to a livable community with a good quality of life, stability, prosperity and sustainability.


3. The overall results of the evaluation of a quality of life development model for Thai floating market communities were found to be appropriate and feasible in adopting the model to improve the quality of life. When considering each aspect, it was found to be the most appropriate. And the possibility to use the model showed the highest level. The components of the development of quality of life and the subcomponents as a whole showed that the evaluation was at the highest level.

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