The The influence of social support and quality of life on happiness of Elderly people in Bangkok, Pathumthani province, Nonthaburi province and Samutprakan province.
The influence of social support and quality of life on happiness of Elderly people in Bangkok, Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi and Samut Prakan
Keywords:Social support, Quality of life of the elderly, Happiness of the elderly people
This research Using quantitative research and qualitative research by quantitative research. The researcher determined the sample group in this study is Thai elderly people aged 60 years and over who are members of the Elderly Association living in Bangkok, Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi and Samut Prakan, 384 people. In this research the researcher analyzed the data by compiling all received questionnaires analyze and process the data by using statistical software packages for research the significance level is 0.05. The statistics used for data analysis are frequency and percentage, average, standard deviation and analyze multiple regression equations. The results of found that Social support factors influence happiness at a high level .The quality of life factors of the elderly have an influence on the happiness at a medium level .The happiness factors of the elderly in general, found that the happiness of the elderly is lower than the general. The qualitative research section The researcher conducted group discussions with 40 elderly people. After that, the information was synthesized. The results found that the happiness of the elderly is mostly caused by employment. Have enough income and have ongoing income resulting in the elderly being able to look after their own lives and their families to be happy. In addition, having a warm, stable family and good family relationships result in the elderly being happy.
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