Graduate School – MPA

2016 /2559

  • 1. Satisfaction Toward Meditation Practice At The Meditation Centre of Bangkok No.37)
  • 2. Effectiveness in Administration of Sunday Dharma Study, WatNakprok, Pasicharoen District, Bangkok

Abstract

Title : Satisfaction Towards Meditation Practice At The Meditation Centre of Bangkok No.37
This research aims to study the satisfaction levels of meditators who visit 37 Dhama Retreat Centers in Bangkok, study the factors that drive people to visit 37 Dhama Retreat Centers in Bangkok for meditation retreating and suggest about satisfaction levels of 37 Dhama Retreat Centers in Bangkok.
The population which was used for this research was people who did the meditation retreat between October 2015 and December 2015. The number of population was 200 people. Due to the small number of population, researcher decided to use to entire population as a Population Universe. Survey was used as a tool for collecting data. Statistic which was applied for this research was quantitative analysis, including frequency, percentage results from hypothesis test, Chi-square test and the relationship between two variables measurement by using the correlation coefficient with significant level of 0.05.
This research found that the factors which mostly impact on the satisfaction levels of meditators, who visit 37 Dhama Retreat Centers in Bangkok, are expert speaker skill, followed by meditation information. Moreover, gender, age, education and experience in meditation retreat do not differently affect the satisfaction levels of people, who visit 37 Dhama Retreats in Bangkok. Therefore, it was not in accordance with the assumption. The factors which significantly relate to the satisfaction level are the expert speaker skill and information at significant level at 0.05.
The followings are the results of studying the satisfaction levels of meditators who visit 37 Dhama Retreat Centers in Bangkok.

1. Expert speaker skill factor
1.1 There should be Pravipassanajan who has an experience in Patipatan 4 meditation retreat in order to be prepared for the meditation retreat.
1.2 The expert speaker should be trained in order to be able to answer every question from meditators. The expert speaker should also be patient for many questions from meditator as well.
1.3 There should be a special guest in the meditation retreat as well in order to increase diversity of speakers. They should also be friendly, so the meditators are able to ask them questions and discuss any issue with each other.
1.4 The expert speaker skills should be applied correctly. As a consequence, the meditation retreat effectively benefit the meditators, meditators are not possibly confused and bored.
2. Information factor
2.1 Buddhist monks should be encouraged to apply media with expounding dharma in order to increase the attractiveness. Creating a training in terms of using media for meditation retreat for speaker.
2.2 Creating a publication should be encouraged for propagation of religion.
2.3 The information which is provided to meditators should be easy to understand. The information has to be up to date, so people can apply for their dairy life.
2.4 Type of media and the details of meditation retreat should be coherent.
Suggestions
1. Effective meditation retreat method should be studied by the 37 Dharma retreats in Bangkok.
2. Satisfaction levels of meditators should be focused in order to compare between satisfaction levels among the Dharma retreat center. Therefore, the Dharma retreat centers are able to conduct coherently.
3. To do an research of expert speaker potentials of 37 Dharma retreat centers.

By : PhraPhuminTreephobarrak | Degree : Master of Public Administration | Advisor : Asst.Prof. Dr. Mekin Methawikul

Abstract

The objectives of this study were: 1) To examine the effective level in Administration of Sunday Dharma Study, WatNakprok, Pasicharoen District, Bangkok2) To examine the factors influence to the efficiency in in Administration of Sunday Dharma Study, WatNakprok, Pasicharoen District, Bangkok3) To propose recommendation to the management of Sunday Dharma Study, WatNakprok, Pasicharoen District, Bangkok for further benefits in administration.
The population in this study were students and parents in Sunday Dharma Study, WatNakprok, Pasicharoen District, Bangkok for 220 persons (Sunday Dharma Study, WatNakprok, Pasicharoen District, Bangkok B.E 2557). Since the number of population is small so the researcher examined the whole population (Population Universe). This study used a questionnaire as a research tool in collecting date, statistic used in quantitative data analysis were frequency percentage and the hypothesis were tested by Chi-square and measured the correlation between two factors with Gamma at significant level of .05
The findings were 1) the overall effective level in in Administration of Sunday Dharma Study, WatNakprok, Pasicharoen District, Bangkok in 4 dimensions was in medium level, Academic function was the highest average level, followed by budget function, personnel management function and facility and environment function respectively. 2) the overall average factors that influenced the efficiency in Administration of Sunday Dharma Study, WatNakprok, Pasicharoen District, Bangkok were in medium level were leadership of the management and teachers, participation in administration, policy acknowledgement at significant level of .05 . However, average family income and educational period of students had no correlation with the efficiency in administration.
From the research findings of factors related to the efficiency in Administration of Sunday Dharma Study, WatNakprok, Pasicharoen District, Bangkok, the researcher has the following recommendations 1) Academic function : there should be no fixed formal pattern, there should be multiple patterns depending on present social environments focused on students and communities’ requirements, so it complies to area context and should build a participation process in all levels of relevant parties including students, parents, teachers and supporting organizations both public private volunteer and donators 2) Budget function: there should be an annual budgeting plan, a record of revenue and expense which can be traced and public, so the annual budget implementations effective and meets the objectives of Sunday Dharma Study 3) Personnel management function: Sunday Dharma Study should plan for personnel training and development so the personnel are trained for both knowledge and skills in teaching for maximum benefits in students. Moreover, there should be an assessment of personnel to verify the competency of individual and organization. 4) Facility and environment function: The center should develop the place to be a complete learning center for example, set up a clean, calm and close to nature, modify the place to have multiple views to promote learning perspective actively. More importantly, the center should promote the participation process of community in developing and administrating the center broadly and periodically.
Recommendation for further research were 1) there should be a comparative study of other Sunday Dharma Study and compare strength, weakness, opportunity and threat of each center to have a better suitable administration pattern. 2) there should be an action research focusing the administration, teachers, students, and other relevant parties to study, research and develop the project together for better solid output. 3) there should be a study of the standard of Sunday Dharma Study in learning and administrating the center.

By : PhraPrayut Sumso | Degree : Master of Public Administration | Major : Public Administration | Adviser : Dr. Sumet Saengnimnuan

2017 /2560

  • 1. The Factors That Affect the Quality of Life of Provincial Officials in the Department of Labour Protection and Welfare in Thailand

Abstract

This research aims to study the level of the quality of life of provincial officials in the Department of Labour Protection and Welfare in Thailand in order to identify those factors that affect their quality of life and to suggest guidelines for the promotion and design of a plan to upgrade their quality of life so as to make it more effective.  The sample group for this study consisted of 277 provincial officials in the Department of Labour Protection and Welfare.  Questionnaires were used as a tool for collecting information in terms of quantity.  The statistics used for testing the research assumption were Frequency Value and Percentage in order to find the relation between deviations through the use of Ki Square Value and to look for the direction of those relations through the use of Coefficient Value and the Gamma Joint-Relations at
a significant statistical level of .05.

The study found that the quality of life of 152 provincial officials in the Department of Labour Protection and Welfare in Thailand or 54.9% of the sampling population was at a high level.  The factors that were related to the level of the quality of life of the provincial officials in the Department of Labour Protection and Welfare in Thailand were their incomes, position, sufficient and fair remuneration, a good, safe and hygienic environment, progress and security in their profession, the chance to develop their work competency, fair and equal work administration and the balance between the professional and private life.

Suggestions derived from the study are as follows. In terms of income, to help alleviate the burden in spending, the authorities should provide them with more welfare services, for example, offering free rides to and from work at various spots close to where they live.  In terms of position, the authorities should offer the chance of promoting these officials to higher positions. In terms of sufficient and fair remuneration, the authorities should abide by the system of good governance in assessing their work performance. The remuneration they receive should be sufficient for them to live on according to social standards. In terms of a good, safe and hygienic environment, the authorities should make them understand and be aware of the benefits of the 5-S activities in order to create a good image of the Office and for a better quality of life.  In terms of progress and security in the profession, the authorities should give an opportunity to officials to change their work line and to learn to work in different areas.  In terms of developing work competency, the authorities should provide an opportunity for officials and support them in developing their knowledge on a regular basis. In terms of fair and equal administration, the administrators should give the chance to officials at all levels to consult with them, to listen to them and to help them to solve problems willingly. In terms of the balance between the professional and private life, the authorities should clearly specify the work plan in a systematic way, assigning adequate manpower to the amount of work and this work should be appropriately and evenly disseminated.

Suggestions for further research are that contrastive studies about the level of the quality of life of other groups should be conducted, for example, government employees and permanent employees.  A study of the same subject should be repeated, at intervals of approximately 5-10 years, to find out what direction the level of the quality of life of the officials is heading towards.  This will benefit the development of the officials’ quality of life.

By :  Miss Phayom Sodsai | Degree :  Master of Public Administration | Field of Study :  Public Administration | Assistant Professor : Mekhin Methawikul, Ph. D.

Graduate School – MPA

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