An Analysis of General Condition and Problems in Management of the Thai Sangha Administrative


  • Phra Udomsitthinayok Malai, Prasert Thilao


The research article would be supported the Buddhism affaires reform which was a policy of the Sangha supreme council of Thailand. The objectives of this mixed methods research started from qualitative research by documentary study and 20 key informants interview of the general condition and problems in management of the Thai Sangha Administrative, then used quantitative research collected data from 400 samples of people in Ayutthaya, Saraburi, Angthong Thailand with questionnaires to confirm the general condition and problems in management of the Thai Sangha Administrative. Before propose a model of management of the Thai Sangha Administrative, the focus group discussion of participants be held for approving. The research findings as following: Sangha administrative had knowledgeable and capable personnel but lacking of proper support from Sangha administrative causing continuous development. The opportunity was that there is specific Sangha Act and modern technology. The threat was that Sangha administrative had to confront with various cultures and new technology, economy progress causing people not to have time to go to monasteries, policy sanction from the government and wrong media usages as appeared at present. As for the people’s opinions towards the Sangha administrative administration in 5 areas: 1) religious personnel, 2) religious Dhamma, teaching, 3) religious ceremonies, 4) religious places, 5) technological systems were found that people’s opinion towards the general context of Sangha Oder administration were at high level (x ?=3.92, S.D.= 0.639). People’s opinions towards all areas of Sangha administrative and administration were also at high level.