A Model of Buddhist Innovation in New Normal to Promote the Development of Early Childhood in Nonthaburi Province

Authors

  • Wanwisa Sonjai
  • Lampong Klomkul
  • Phramaha Yannawat Thitavaddhano
  • Phrakhruwirunsutakhun (Udomsak Uttamasakko)

Abstract

The purposes of this dissertation were 1) to study the composition of Buddhist innovation in new normal to promote the development of early childhood in Nonthaburi province, 2) to develop a model of Buddhist innovation in new normal to promote the development of early childhood in Nonthaburi province, and 3) to propose a model of Buddhist innovation in new normal to promote the development of early childhood in Nonthaburi province. Multiphase mixed methods research was designed by using quantitative methods to extend qualitative results. It was divided into 3 phases; Phase 1 qualitative research, the key informant was qualified person in Buddhist education administrators and were selected by purposive sampling of 12 key informants. Data were collected by interview form and were analyzed by using analytic induction. Phase 2 was qualitative research, by focus group discussion by experts, who are academics in the field of Buddhist education administration, education administration and in early childhood development by using purposive sampling of 9 experts, data was analyzed by content analysis. Phase 3 was quantitative research by using a questionnaire to validate a model of Buddhist innovation in new normal to promote the development of early childhood in Nonthaburi province. The sample group was determined using a sample size of 8 persons per 1 number of paths showing the relationship between the variables in model all 35 paths. Therefore, the appropriate sample size should be 280 samples. Data were analyzed by using descriptive statistics, Pearson’s Correlation Coefficient and analyzed to validate the model with the empirical data, and analyze the direct and indirect effects. Results showed that 1. The composition of Buddhist innovation in new normal to promote the development of early childhood in Nonthaburi province, consisting of 4 components: 1) background of early childhood, 2) learning behavior of early childhood, 3) Buddhist innovation in new normal, 4) development of early childhood. 2. A developed model of Buddhist innovation in new normal to promote the development of early childhood in Nonthaburi province had components that were important factors and had a causal relationship and the results that will lead to development of early childhood consisting of: 1) early childhood background, 2) early childhood learning behavior, 3) Buddhism innovation in new normal, and the results of the investigation revealed that possible, be accurate and appropriate. 3. A model of Buddhist innovation in new normal to promote the development of early childhood in Nonthaburi province was proposed as a causal relationship model fit with the empirical data (Chi-square = 55.982, df = 41, p = .060, GFI = .972, AGFI = .929, RMR = .038). Accounting for the variations in the development of early childhood was 35.60 percent, and found that Buddhist innovation in new normal was a mediator in the model of Buddhist innovation in new normal to promote the development of early childhood in Nonthaburi province.

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Published

2023-03-02