Driving of A Youth Enhancement Model for the Best Citizen based on Morality Teaching Monks in Thai Society
The purpose of this research article was to propose a youth enhancement model for the best citizen based on morality teaching monks in Thai society. Mixed methods research using quantitative and qualitative research approaches. Data were collected from 26 key informants were selected by purposive sampling from Buddhist monks, and 175 samples were also used for quantitative data collection. Research tools of this research were semi-structured interview form and questionnaires. Qualitative data was analyzed by content analysis whereas descriptive statistics and Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) using LISREL was analyzed for quantitative data. Results found that the process of enhancing the youth to be the good citizenship was developed by Buddhist monks who applied Buddhist principles on morality teaching in Thai society, and four steps of this process was set. The first step was to pay respect social rules, respect teachers and parents, and follow social regulations. The second step was to respect other people’s rights and conduct themselves according to their right under the constitutional framework by not affecting other people’s rights towards family, community, society and country. The third step was social responsibility by integrating threefold training principle consisted of 1) practicing and cultivating strong mind, 2) cultivating the morality, and 3) cultivating wisdom for the youth to learn Buddhist principles. The fourth step was to integrate the mechanism development for developing the consciousness of oneself and society.