The Development of Indicators for Measuring Well-Being of Individuals Living in the area of Local Administration Organizations
Keywords:development of tool, measuring, quality of life, well-being, community organizations, local governments
AbstractThis research was aimed to develop a tool tomeasure the well-being and quality of life of peoplewho live within the areas of responsibility of thesub-district government organizations. Ninesub-district government organizations participated inthe project. The sample population for this study wasrecruited from representatives of the 14,194 familieswho live within the sub-districts. The method ofsystematic random sampling was used to selectrepresentatives from the population, and a total of3,824 people were recruited. The results of theoperation during the years 2007 and 2008, with theresults from the operation were as follow:Research results of phase I was conductedduring the budget year of 2007. The instruments wasdeveloped as the followings: 1) A literature reviewconcerning building the conceptual framework andoutline of the indicators concerned with well- beingof people under responsibility of the sub-districtgovernment organizations was conducted. 2) Analysisfor content validity by finding the relative value ofIndex of items Objective Congruence (IOC) from theinformation obtained through the subject matter expertswas obtained. 3) The first round of Analysis to findthe Reliability value of the instruments was conducted.4) A peer review for an appropriate language wasconducted by subject matter experts who worked inthe following fields concerned with well-being.5) The second round of Analysis to find the Reliabilityvalue of the instruments was conducted. Reliability ofthe instrument was determined using the internalconsistency method, and internal correlation was foundby using Cronbachûs Alpha Coefficient method(at the level of 0.86).The phase II of the study was conducted duringthe budget year of 2008 by carrying on within thesamples in 9 sub-districts. Factor analysis of the 45variables from the 4 factors on the indicator assessment form of well-being and quality of life of the populationwas done using a correlation matrix method, and thenusing the Orthogonal rotation method with Varimax.The variables with value at 0.4 and above wereselected. In addition, the factors that contain morethan three variables were also selected. Finally, theleft 38 items for assessment, listed under 6 factorswere remained. These were: 1) Continuing theperformance of traditions and good relationships inthe community 2) Having and immobilizability theresources and the environment 3) Having individualsecurity 4) Having a healthy lifestyle 5) Havingsecurity in their family and the community life, And6) Having safety from the bad environment andpoisonous elements.
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