A Causal Relationship Model of Effectiveness Waste Management of Local Government Organizations in Ang Tong Province
The purpose of this research article was to develop and propose a causal relationship model of effectiveness waste management of local government organizations in Ang Tong Province. Mixed methods research applying quantitative methods to extend qualitative results was used for research design. Qualitative data was collected from 17 key informants using in-depth interview, and quantitative data were collected from 600 samples. Research tools were interview form and questionnaires. Qualitative data were analyzed using content analysis whereas quantitative data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and validated model by using Structural Equation Model (SEM). Results indicated that 1) the effectiveness waste management of local government organizations can be developed three main aspects which were organizational management, community participation and leadership with integrated Iddhipada IV as a Buddhist principle for successful paths. 2) The developed model consisted of 3 exogenous latent variables consisted of organizational management, leadership, and community participation and 2 endogenous latent variables consisted of Iddhipada IV and effectiveness waste management. 3) Result of model validation indicated that the developed model fit with empirical data and analysis results showed that Chi-Square = 124.90; df = 101; p = .053; RMSEA = .020; GFI = .980; AGFI = .960, accounting for the variations in effectiveness waste management of local government organizations = 97.60 percent. It showed that effectiveness waste management of local government organizations can be explained by organizational management, leadership, community participation, and Iddhipada IV at 97.60 percent and has also shown that Iddhipada IV was a mediator in this model.