Factors Affecting the Achievement of Municipality Administration
Keywords:Achievement, Administration, Municipality in Phrae Province
The objectives of the study were 1) to investigate the administrative achievement of the municipalities in Phrae Province, 2) to compare the managerial achievement of different municipalities in Phrae Province, 3) to study the factors affecting the managerial achievement of municipalities in Phrae Province and 4) to provide the suggestions of municipalities administration in Phrae Province for higher achievement. This study was survey research. The population included 661 officials in 25 Municipality offices and 25 local administrators in Phrae Province. The sample consisted of 250 municipal officials and 3 local administrators. The sample size was determined based on Yamane's formula. The research instruments were questionnaires and interview forms with reliability ranged between 0.923 -0.972. Data were analyzed using statistics, including frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, and stepwise multiple regression.
The results of this research indicated that 1) the level of administrative achievement of municipalities in Phrae Province was not less than 80 percent with a statistical significance level, 2) the municipalities level in Phrae Province had different of administrative achievement with a statistical significance level, 3) good governance, strategic management, and result-based management were three factors affecting the administrative achievement of municipalities in Phrae Province with a statistical significance level of .05, and 4) the suggestions for higher managerial achievement as follows: good governance principles should be strictly and consistently implemented in administration; authority and responsibility should be assigned for decision-making based on suitable authority and duty; result-based management should be emphasized by raising awareness of organizational engagement among officials; indicators should be identified to measure resource utilization in order to evaluate the official performance at an individual level, and lastly environmental assessment should be conducted in a clarified manner.
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