Development of a Living Scale Based on Sufficiency Economy Philosophy for Youths

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Oraphin Choochom
Umaporn Sucaromana
Sujinda Prasert

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The purposes of this study were 1) to develop a valid and reliable living scale based on sufficiency economy philosophy for youths 2) to examine the factor structure of living scale based on sufficiency economy philosophy, and 3) to examine measurement invariance of the living scale based on sufficiency economy philosophy. The sample consisted of 366 undergraduate students in public universities obtaining from online data collection. The research instrument was the living scale based on sufficiency economy philosophy which contained 20 items. The data were analyzed using confirmatory factor analysis for testing the factor structure and measurement invariance of the scale. The results showed that the living scale based on sufficiency economy philosophy had good psychometric properties: validity and internal consistency reliability (Cronbach’s alpha coefficient = .83). The results also indicated that the structure of living scale based on sufficiency economy philosophy model consisted of 4 factors: (1) living with moderation, (2) living with rationality, (3) living with immunity, and (4) living with virtue. The fit indices for the model were χ²/df = 1.93, GFI = .93, CFI =.9 and RMSEA = .05.  The measurement invariance of the scale across groups in terms of structure and factor loading models was found (χ²/df = 1.60, CFI =.94 and RMSEA = .04). The living scale based on sufficiency economy philosophy is a multidimensional scale that has the potential for significant usage in the development and testing of theory, as well as practical application.

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Choochom, O., Sucaromana, U., & Prasert, S. (2021). Development of a Living Scale Based on Sufficiency Economy Philosophy for Youths. Journal of Behavioral Science for Development, 13(2), -. Retrieved from https://so02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/JBSD/article/view/247484
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