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    Happiness and its influencing factors among household heads in urban and rural areas of Thailand 

    Chichaya Changrian; Pichit Pitaktepsombati, advisor (National Institute of Development Administration, 2010)

    The study aims to examine happiness level, the relating to happiness, and the ranking of factors that influence happiness level among household heads in urban and rural areas of Thailand. The study employed both quantitative and qualitative analyses. In the quantitative analysis, the researcher measured happiness level and analyzed the factors relating to happiness by means of an interview questionnaire, where the qualitative analysis was in the form of a focus group discussion. In analyzing the data, the study employed univariate analysis (e.g. ...
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    Health care seeking patterns and its implication on health expenditure in Thailand 

    Vipavee Pijitbundarn; Anek Hirunraks, advisor (National Institute of Development Administration, 1993)

    The objectives of this study are to estimate the number of ill persons and sources of midical care, to identify factors influencing the probability of seeking medical care, as well as to estimate the amount of expenditure for the outpatients, inpatients in public and private hospital. Secondary data were obtained from two major sources : The 1986 Health and Welfare Survey undertaken by the National Statistics Office and other national data from the National Economic and Social Development Board. Primary data about private hospital was assembled ...
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    Health care utilization and impacts of acute illness on wealth of aging population in Thailand 

    Suwimon Nunta; Udomsak Seenprachawong, advisor (National Institute of Development Administration, 2009)

    The proportion of older citizens is increasing in the population of most countries. Keeping the well-being of this cohort usually demands more attention and resources. The elderly as a group are generally in poorer health than the rest of the population. They are more likely to suffer from disability and visit the doctor more often. Those with chronic ailments particularly need continuing treatment, some require long-term care in a nursing facility. For this more intensified health care, a larger portion of their income goes to health care. To ...
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    Health decentralization policy to local administrative organizations : an alternative model for Thailand 

    Kowin Viwathpongpan; Pairote Pathranarakul, advisor (National Institute of Development Administration, 2006)
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    Health needs assessment for reinventing health centers in Bangkok Metropolis 

    Duangjai Rattanathanya; Suchart Prasith-rathsint, advisor (National Institute of Development Administration, 2001)
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    Holistic view on successful aging: life course and current factors determining successful aging in Thailand 

    Suphicha Booranavitayaporn; Sid Suntrayuth (National Institute of Development Administration, 2019)

    Aging population is a global phenomenon. In Asia, aging population is rapidly increasing in many countries with less preparation compared to the western countries. The proportion of older adults is considerably higher and demanding the attention to understand successful aging. Researchers have long shown interest to understand the meaning and also the complex factors leading to successful aging. However, much of their understanding are limited to uni-dimensional aspects either biomedical or social facet.  This dissertation studied holistic view ...
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    Hospital charge policy : a case study in Thailand regional hospitals 

    Jarurat Yanggratoke; Vinit Songpratoom, advisor (National Institute of Development Administration, 2001)
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    Hospitality management and its factors : a comparative study of public and private hospitals in Thailand 

    Mayuree Yotawut; Chindalak Vadhanasindhu (National Institute of Development Administration, 2014)

    The objectives of this research were to identify the perceived service obtained by customers and to examine the opinion of employees towards hospitality management in both public and private hospitals in Thailand. Based on the objectives of the study, the theoretical linkage between the hospitality factors affecting customer satisfaction, which consist of service, employee behavior, and physical environment, was explored. Moreover, the theoretical linkage between service quality (mediating variable) and employee satisfaction, which consist ...
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    Household debt and universal health coverage in Thailand : empirical evidence on the household savings 

    Pongsak Thaweesatidsatean; Athakrit Thepmongkol (National Institute of Development Administration, 2021)

    Many studies have found that social security system such as pension system depresses household savings. The Universal Health Coverage (UHC) scheme is a type of social security system in Thailand, but it is questionable whether or not it is contributes to household debt. The two purposes of this paper are to theoretically analyze the pros and cons of implementing the UHC or Co-Payment Scheme (CPS) in a small open economy with the focus on Thailand by using a two-period Overlapping Generations Model (OLG), and to analyze the causal relationship ...
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    Household expenditure for children's education 

    Kamoltip Arthaud; Preecha Vichitthamaros, advisor (National Institute of Development Administration, 2008)

    For both develop and developing countries, in today’s modern society an educated workforce is essential to development and growth, knowledge, as well as skills, not only equip people for work, but also increase social awareness and aid the development of the country as a whole. Education also enables a developing society to adjust itself more readily to changing markets and emerging technologies. And whereas it is predominantly to responsibility of governments to create policies which relate to the implementation of budget allocation, education ...
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    Household expenditure, debt and happiness in the rural area 

    Weerachai Thavornthon; Duanpen Theerawanviwat, advisor (National Institute of Development Administration, 2009)

    The resources of expenses among consumers were not only from their regular earning but also from loan money that was borrowed in order to help supporting the inadequate resources of the households. The objective of this study is to determine the structural relationships among “household debt”, “expenditure pattern”, “debt value” and “happiness” in the rural Thai households. The model will be analyzed based on the data from sample survey, using a stratified random sampling technique. After developing the model, the multiple regression technique ...
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    How do local governments manage their performance? the effect of psm, organizational, and environmental determinants on effective performance management in Ghana: the case of local government employees in the greater accra region 

    Abane, Juliana Abagsonema; Boon-anan Phinaitrup (National Institute of Development Administration, 2017)

    Managing people for development is not an easy task and at the same time finding a management tool to effectively unleash the potential of employees to contribute to development through a local government system may appear a difficult exercise.  In the management literature, reference is made to several tools developed, especially in private sector, to make organisations monitor and use performance information to measure employees’ performance. However, the managerial principles that govern the public sector make it highly challenging to introduce ...
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    Human capital, inequality and economic growth in Thailand 

    Uddin, Md. Nasir; Saran Sarntisart (National Institute of Development Administration, 2019)

    This dissertation contains three papers concentrating on human capital, inequality and economic growth in Thailand. All three papers use the Labor Force Survey (LFS), conducted by National Statistical Office (NSO) in Thailand. First paper (Chapter two of this dissertation) aims to find intergenerational rate of transmission of human capital. As one of the major limitations of finding intergenerational rate of transmission is endogeneity problem, this paper contributes by proposing an alternative instrument to find rate of transmission of human ...
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    Human resource management practice model of Suvarnabhumi Airport, Thailand 

    Thanida Duangpaen; Therdchai Choibamroong (National Institute of Development Administration, 2020)

    This research study proposes a model for the human resources management practices of Suvarnabhumi Airport, Thailand and has five objectives: 1) to synthesize the process of human resources management practices of Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, which is one of the world’s best ranking airports and recipient of the Worldwide Best Airport Staff in the World and Best Airport in Asia awards; 2) to evaluate the efficiency of the human resources management practices of Suvarnabhumi Airport; 3) to evaluate the effectiveness of the human resources ...
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    Human resource management practices for employee engagement to enhance organizational citizenship behavior in five-star hotels in Thailand 

    Pornpimol Chaisanit; Sangkae Punyasiri (National Institute of Development Administration, 2018)

    This study investigates the relationship between employee perceptions of human resource management practices (HRM practices) and organizational citizenship behavior (OCB), and also examines the mediating role of employee engagement between the relationship of employee perceptions of HRM practices and OCB in the context of five-star hotels in Thailand. The thesis especially focuses on eight HRM practices; namely, recruitment and selection, training support, performance appraisal, compensation and benefits, career opportunities, internal c ...
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    Human security in rights, fairness and equality through the perspectives of lesbians in Thai society 

    Thapanee Prongratsame; Suvicha Pouaree (National Institute of Development Administration, 2021)

    The study entitled “Human Security in Rights, Fairness and Equality through the Perspectives of Lesbians in Thai Society” is qualitative research, which aims to study human security in rights, fairness and equality among lesbians in Thai society as well as solutions to problems and paradigm shift in policy and related legal issues to appropriately create fairness and equality among lesbians in the Thai society context.   The results of the study on human security of lesbians can be summarized as follows. (1) Rights: Certain laws do not allow ...
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    Identification of target population needing health services : basic minimum needs approach 

    Wimonruedee Wansorn; Suwanlee Piampiti, advisor (National Institute of Development Administration, 1988)

    The study concentrates only on the low income care (LIC) or free medical care program. The data for this analysis are obtained from documents relevant to the program and the sampled survey in Mahasarakham in March, 1986. The head of a household, a spouse or a family member who could give sufficient information about the household, was randomly interviewed. Altogether, the 727 sampled households composed 2 groups, low income card holders and non low income card holders, according to the criteria of LIC provision of the Ministry of Public Health. ...
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    Identities and communication network of the middle-class underground lotto gamblers 

    Wachirarat Nirantechaphat; Asawin Nedpogaeo (National Institute of Development Administration, 2020)

    This research has the objectives to study the identies of middle-class underground lotto gamblers and the subsequent development of the communication network. The study examines the connection among major dealers, small dealers, sellers, and middle-class underground lotto gamblers. It is a qualitative research utilizing in-depth interview for data collection from 15 respondents from Nakhon Ratchasima Province. The respondents have more than 5 years experience with income more than 18,000 baht. Consideration would be made based on the occupation, ...
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    Image parsing using local features of superpixels and genetic algorithm 

    Joseph, Ferdin Joe John; Surapong Auwatanamongkol (National Institute of Development Administration, 2014)

    Image porsing is a new avenue in the field of Computer Vision and Machine Learning. Similar to parsing of text into meaningful tokens and classifying them based on the user discretions, images are also parsed to understand the contents of the image. In this regard, there lies a need for image parsing systems to parse the images and understand the contents of the images in an efficient way. In the recent past various image parsing methodologies are proposed with huge fcaturc sct and ambiguity in performance based on class and pixels detected. Many ...
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    Impact evaluation of EDI policy : a stakeholder approach 

    Janet Maneenak; Pisan Suriyamongkol, advisor (National Institute of Development Administration, 2000)