People Participation to Promote Peace and Harmony in Southern Border Provinces

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Apiwat Samathi
Panu Tumsuwan
Aussiri Lapi-e


         The objectives of this research were to study level of people participation in the scheme to promote peace and harmony by local government organizations in southern border provinces, their attitudes towards the promoting process, and compare factors affecting their attitudes which lead to suggestions for development of the promotion. This study employed a mixed-method. A questionnaire was used to collect data from 398 individuals selected by means of simple random sampling. Then they were analyzed in terms of frequency, mean, standard deviation, and multiple regression analysis. In-depth interviews were conducted with 12 key informants in driving the scheme through their respective organizations. Results showed that in general, people participation in the scheme was rated at a moderate level (gif.latex?\bar{x}=3.30), while their attitudes towards scheme were at a high level (gif.latex?\bar{x}=3.97). Factors of income, social or political status, human resource and social strengths and promotion were found to be related with their attitudes at .01 level of statistical significance. These 3 variables could explain the variation by 43.10 percent (R2=0.431). It was suggested that government should listen to public opinions and develop their participatory schemes in line with their peace and harmony promotion exercised by local government organization agencies.


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Samathi, A., Tumsuwan, P., & Lapi-e, A. . (2020). People Participation to Promote Peace and Harmony in Southern Border Provinces. JOURNAL OF SOUTHERN TECHNOLOGY, 13(2), 20–31. Retrieved from
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