Psychological, Situational, Religious and Behavioral Factors Influencing Happiness in Living
An SEM Approach
Keywords:Interactionism, Sufficiency Economy, Buddhism, Booniyom, Thailand
Can anyone living based on religious orientation in the tempted environment be happy? The world’s renounced “Sufficiency Economy “ lifestyle bestowed by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great of Thailand is the important promotive practice. This study investigated direct and indirect effects of traits, situation, religious belief and practice, and behavior based on “sufficiency economy philosophy” on happiness especially hedonic and eudaimonic types. Samples were 323 Booniyom community members, from Santi Asoke, a cult in Buddhist religion. Results from path analysis indicated the model fit that supported the interactionism model with suggestion to add path relationship between group of antecedents. It was found that happiness was directly accounted for 83 percents by the sufficiency economy relating behaviors, as well as, religious belief and practice. Discussion, further analysis, and suggestions were offered.
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