Perceptions of the Thai family well-Being: A qualitative study.การรับรู้ความอยู่ดีมีสุขของครอบครัวไทย: การวิจัยเชิงคุณภาพ
Keywords:perceptions, thai family well-being domains, a qualitative study
AbstractThis qualitative research aimed to study the domains of the family well-being and the characteristics of each domain as perceived by the key informants from different backgrounds according to the study criteria and living in ﬁve areas, including Bangkok, Northern, Central, Northeastern, and Southern Thailand. This will contribute to develop a quantitative measure means of Thai Family Well-being as given meaning and perceived by the family member representative participants. By focus group discussions, each area was dived into 2 districts per area based on its economic status, which were a district of higher income and a district of lower income. Two focus groups were conducted in each district. Each focus group was divided according togender (female & male) and age (adolescent, middle & retire age). Data collection (n= 310, 6-10 persons/ group) was conducted between August and November 2016. Content analysis was used for data analysis. Respondents identiﬁed nine domains to their family well-being, including family relations, health care, spiritual development, economic, education, security and dependency, community cooperation and safety, sufﬁcient life style, and family function and roles. These results will be used to develop quantitative measures to assess the family well-being in Thailand as its research objectives.
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