Happiness Elements of Skipped-Generation Families in Rural North-eastern, Thailand

  • Wattanachai Kwalamthan สาขาวิชาสังคมวิทยา คณะมนุษยศาสตร์และสังคมศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยขอนแก่น
  • Dusadee Ayuwat สาขาวิชาสังคมวิทยา คณะมนุษยศาสตร์และสังคมศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยขอนแก่น
  • Wanichcha Narongchai สาขาวิชาสังคมวิทยา คณะมนุษยศาสตร์และสังคมศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยขอนแก่น
Keywords: Happiness, Skipped-generation families, Rural


This paper investigates the happiness elements of skipped-generation families in rural north-eastern, Thailand. The qualitative methodological approach was implemented in the study. Data collection was conducted in April - May 2018 and in-depth interview was used as a research instrument to collect data from two groups of key informants, including 1) community leaders, community seniors, and community committees, In total eight persons, and 2) skipped-generation families living in a rural north-eastern region of Thailand, in total twenty families. Data analysis was done by the content analysis method. The study indicated that happiness elements of skipped-generation families in rural north-eastern, Thailand, including 1) Happy Home 2) Happy Health and 3) Happy Heart. So these three elements are reflected the expression happiness of skipped-generation families that living in rural society.


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How to Cite
Kwalamthan, W., Ayuwat, D., & Narongchai, W. (2019). Happiness Elements of Skipped-Generation Families in Rural North-eastern, Thailand. KKU Research Journal (Graduate Studies) Humanities and Social Sciences, 7(3), 103-115. Retrieved from https://so04.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/gskkuhs/article/view/226965
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