The Role of Thai Women in Local Development
This study investigated the roles of women in local development and analyzed what motivates them to participate in local activities. Three case studies were included in the study. In-depth interviews were used for data collection. The obtained data were analyzed by content analysis. It was found that women with various degrees of status, educational backgrounds, and living conditions were involved in their local communities’ development. It was found that their motivation to participate was seeing the opportunity to earn extra income as well as leading the economic growth of their communities. Self-esteem was also found to be a motivation for women to devote themselves to their local communities.
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