Causal relationships of factors affecting community empowerment for drug prevention and solutions on the north-eastern Thai border  

dc.contributor.advisorChindalak Vadhanasindhuth
dc.contributor.authorNARISSARA JARIYAPANth
dc.date.accessioned2023-12-12T07:02:07Z
dc.date.available2023-12-12T07:02:07Z
dc.date.issued2023th
dc.date.issuedBE2566th
dc.description.abstractThe study of causal relationships of factors affecting community empowerment for drug prevention and solutions on the North-eastern Thai border aims to study the relationships and develop a causal model of factors affecting community empowerment, and to put forward suggestions for drug prevention and solutions along the North-eastern Thai border. This mixed-method research was conducted using a qualitative approach. A questionnaire was used as the research instrument, which collected data from a sample of 385 villages. The unit of data analysis was the villages in seven districts from seven provinces along the North-eastern Thai border. The data were analyzed using structural equation model analysis and qualitative research. In-depth interviews were used to collect information from six key informants who had knowledge and expertise in drug prevention and solutions on the North-eastern Thai border. Results of the study found that the developed causal model of factors affecting community empowerment for drug prevention and solutions on the North-eastern Thai border were consistent with the empirical data. Such causal factors, which include the variables concerning a Sense of Community, public participation, social capital, and transformational leadership, were able to collectively explain the variance of 55% of the community empowerment for drug prevention and solutions. The variable that exerted the greatest influence on community empowerment for drug prevention and solutions was a Sense of Community. The variable that exerted the greatest direct influence on community empowerment for drug prevention and solutions was social capital, while the most prominent mediating variable was public participation. Therefore, the approach to empowering a community for drug prevention and solutions should focus on increasing local people’s sense of community, their sense of ownership of the local area, and the problems that can both directly and indirectly affect them and their families. This also includes creating mutual trust, building trust for the leader, and developing feelings of homogeneity and security to incorporate news and information that can be considered important in preventing drug problems in border areas. Furthermore, the public should be motivated to take part in the operation for a truly inclusive purpose, with government agencies only playing a role as supporters of the operation or as mentors. In addition, at the policy level, policies should be established that are continuous and aim for long-term outcomes for sustainable solutions.th
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dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.nida.ac.th/handle/662723737/6668th
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dc.publisherNational Institute of Development Administrationth
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.th
dc.titleCausal relationships of factors affecting community empowerment for drug prevention and solutions on the north-eastern Thai border  th
dc.typetext--thesis--doctoral thesisth
mods.genreDissertationth
mods.physicalLocationNational Institute of Development Administration. Library and Information Centerth
thesis.degree.grantorNational Institute of Development Administrationth
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralth
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