IJSSH 2015 Vol.5(7): 613-616 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2015.V5.527

A Study of Perception and Understanding on Entering to ASEAN Community of Nakhon Ratchasima Citizen in Thailand

Apiradee Kruajeenteng and Khanchitpol Yousapronpaiboon
Abstract—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.

Index Terms—ASEAN community, perception, Thailand, understanding,

The authors are with the College of Graduate Study in Management, Khon Kaen University, Bangkok, Thailand (e-mail: apiradee@slri.or.th,Yousapro@yahoo.com).

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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.

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