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PEOPLE’S PARTICIPATION IN MAKING DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY PLAN OF YANG SUB DISTRICT ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANIZATION IN SIKHORAPHUM DISTRICT, SURIN PROVINCE
The purpose of this research was to study the people’s participation in making development strategy plan of Yang Sub District Administrative Organization (SAO) in Sikhoraphum District, Surin Province in 4 aspects, i.e, participation in decision-making, participation in operation, performing in benefits, and following-up and evaluation participation. The samples were 367 people, selected by using the Table of Krejcie & Morgan, simple random sampling. The research instrument used for collecting the data was a 3-part questionnaire, including a check list, a 6-rating scale and an open-ended form with the reliability of 0.904. The statistics used for analyzing the collected data were percentage, mean, and standard deviation. The findings were as follows: The people’s participation in making development strategy plan of Yang SAO in Sikhoraphum District, Surin Province as a whole was at a low level. When considering at each aspect, it was found that the performing in benefits was at a moderate level; whereas, the rest aspects were at a low level. The rankings from the highest to the lowest mean scores were performing in benefits, following-up and evaluation participation, participation in operation and participation in decision-making. The additional opinions and suggestions with the highest percentages were that Yang SAO should have more public relations of the implementation of the local development strategy plan, followed by the budget allocation in local development plan should be covered all aspects, and all projects appointed in the development strategy plan should be completed, respectively.
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