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Nathanan Wiriyawit


The objective of this research was to study the factors that affect participation in community tourism management among the elderly. This would be a guideline to create jobs and generate income for the elderly in Pak Phli District, Nakhon Nayok Province, according to the concepts of active aging and participatory processes. This research was quantitative. The sampling group was divided by sub-district and village in the community. After that, data were collected from 400 elderly people aged 60 years and over. The statistics used in the analysis were descriptive statistics such as mean and standard deviation and reference statistics such as t-test, analysis of variance, Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation Coefficient, and Stepwise multiple regression analysis. The research results showed that different personal factors such as age, education, marital status, occupation, and income, except sex, made the different participation in community tourism management of the elderly statistically significant at 0.05. In addition, the results of the research also found that the factors affecting the participation of the elderly in community tourism management were participation of the elderly and communication by group meetings of the elderly statistically significant at 0.01, both factors can predict participation in tourism management by 52.1%. The finding factors can be applied as a strategy to encourage the elderly to participate in community tourism management more, to create jobs, and to generate income for the elderly in other communities, according to the expertise of the elderly.

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