—This work aims to study perception and understanding
on entering to ASEAN Community (AC) which consists of three pillars:
ASEAN Political-Security (APSC), ASEAN Economic (AEC) and
ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) of Nakhon Ratchasima
Citizen. The study analyzed data collected from 400
questionnaires in Nakhon Ratchasima province. The
comparative analysis is conducted on statistical data to test the
demographic difference in terms of gender, age and occupation.
The result show that perception and understanding of Nakhon
Ratchasima citizen on AC and each sector are at intermediate
as follow: AC (3.84), APSC (3.90), AEC (3.82), ASC (3.79) with
seven interval scales. Considering on the factors of genders and
ages, there is no influence on the perception and understanding
on entering to AC while there is an effect from the different
occupations, especially on APSC. In particularly the largest
difference of perception and understanding on APSC between
occupations is between government officer and employee.
—ASEAN community, perception, Thailand,
The authors are with the College of Graduate Study in Management,
Khon Kaen University, Bangkok, Thailand (e-mail:
Cite: Apiradee Kruajeenteng and Khanchitpol Yousapronpaiboon, " A Study of Perception and Understanding on Entering to ASEAN Community of Nakhon Ratchasima Citizen in Thailand," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 7, pp. 613-616, 2015.