Psychological, Situational, Religious and Behavioral Factors Influencing Happiness in Living

An SEM Approach

Authors

  • Associate Professor Dr. Duchduen Bhanthumnavin
  • Nutjira Sumonta National Institute of Development Administration
  • Professor Dr.Duangduen Bhanthumnavin National Institute of Development Administration
  • Professor Dr. Surasit Vajirakachorn Walailak University
  • Assistant Professor Dr. Narisara Peungposop
  • Assistant Professor Dr. Saran Pimthong Behavioral Science Research Institute at Srinakharinwirot University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.31686/ijier.vol8.iss4.2254

Keywords:

Interactionism, Sufficiency Economy, Buddhism, Booniyom, Thailand

Abstract

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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Author Biographies

Associate Professor Dr. Duchduen Bhanthumnavin

Associate Professor Dr. Duchduen Bhanthumnavin is a faculty member of the Graduate School of Social and Environmental Development, National Institute of Development Administration. She is also a Director of Ph.D. program in this faculty.

Nutjira Sumonta, National Institute of Development Administration

Ms. Nutjira Sumonta is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Graduate School of Social and Enironmental Development, National Institute of Development Administration. 

Professor Dr.Duangduen Bhanthumnavin, National Institute of Development Administration

Professor Dr. Duangduen Bhanthumnavin is a faculty member of The Graduate School of Social and Environmental Development Administration, National Institute of Development Administration. She proposed one of a few Thai owned Psychological theory, named, "The Thai Psychological Theory of Moral and Work Behavior". 

Professor Dr. Surasit Vajirakachorn, Walailak University

Professor Dr. Surasit Vajirakachorn, was a former faculty memberof The Graduate School of Social and Environmental Development, National Inistitute of Developmen Administration. Now he is in the position of Dean of The School of Political Science and Law at Walailak University.

Assistant Professor Dr. Narisara Peungposop

Assistant Professor Dr. Narisara Peungposop is a faculty member of Behavioral Science Research Institute at Srinakharinwirot University. 

Assistant Professor Dr. Saran Pimthong, Behavioral Science Research Institute at Srinakharinwirot University

Assistant Professor Dr. Saran Pimthong is a faculty member

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Published

01-04-2020

How to Cite

Bhanthumnavin, D., Sumonta, N., Bhanthumnavin, D., Vajirakachorn, S. ., Peungposop, N., & Pimthong, S. (2020). Psychological, Situational, Religious and Behavioral Factors Influencing Happiness in Living: An SEM Approach. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 8(4), 42–50. https://doi.org/10.31686/ijier.vol8.iss4.2254