IJSSH 2015 Vol.5(7): 627-631 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2015.V5.530

A Study on Perception and Understanding of Private Company Employees toward ASEAN Community in Thailand

Phieangruthai Tangthienthong and Khanchitpol Yousapronpaiboon
Abstract—This study examined the perception and understanding of private company employees toward ASEAN Community (AC), ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC), ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) in Thailand. The objective was “to study how demographic factors can influence the perception and understanding of private company employees toward ASEAN Community in Thailand”. This study adopted a quantitative research approach. All data were collected using a questionnaire survey. The 400 sets of questionnaires were filled by employees who work for a private company in Thailand. The data were tested using descriptive and inferential statistical analysis tools. The descriptive tool employed in this study included frequency, percentage, mean and standard deviation. Furthermore, the inferential statistical tools used in this research were independent t-test and One-way ANOVA. The result indicated that the perception and understanding of male and female toward APSC was significantly different (p value = 0.003). The results also indicated that there was a significant difference on the perception and understanding of private company employees toward APSC among age groups (p value = 0.003). Moreover, this study found that the perception and understanding of private company employees toward APSC (p value = 0.003), AEC (p value = 0.000) and ASCC (p value = 0.003) were significantly different among education levels.

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

The authors are with College of Graduate Study in Management, Khon Kaen University. Bangkok, Thailand (e-mail: phiengruthai@yahoo.com, yousapro@yahoo.com).

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Cite: Phieangruthai Tangthienthong and Khanchitpol Yousapronpaiboon, " A Study on Perception and Understanding of Private Company Employees toward ASEAN Community in Thailand," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 7, pp. 627-631, 2015.

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