Life Legend : Trishaw Professional Identity


  • Maturose Sawangbumrung Faculty of Liberal Arts, Maejo University



Life legend, Identity, Professional, Trishaw


     This qualitative research aimed to study; 1) autobiography, 2) professional ideal, and 3) problems, obstacles and expectation encountered in the conservation and existence of  the trishaw professional in Chiang Mai province. The sample group was an 32 persons trishaw worker who have aged 67-100 years and 40 years of professional experience by randomly using accidental and purposive sampling. Data were collected by participation observation and non-participation observation, indepth interviews and focus group. Obtained data were analyzed by using inductive method and content analysis. Results of the study were as follows: as a whole, life legend in identity dimension of autobiography of the trishaw professional comprised 3 aspects: contemporary personal identity, identity of masculinity older adults, and life background identity. Trishaw  ideal in comprised  3 forms : freedom of life and professional, prestique and dignity of career and co-worker, lineage, and self-value, and happiness under the concept of sufficiency economy. Problems, obstacles  included : economic, environment, and service point determination. In addition, Expectation in the conservation and existence of the trishaw professional comprised 6 aspects: the establishment of trishaw museum for historical learning; the conservation of trishaw career which was like the conservation in Chiang Mai society; the establishment of trishaw factory and spare part center; the promotion of an electrical motor installation; the promotion of international tourism to generate increased incomes from  foreign tourists; and  the provision of safety welfare and fair allocation of trishaw zones.


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How to Cite

Sawangbumrung, M. (2021). Life Legend : Trishaw Professional Identity . Community and Social Development Journal, 22(3), 205–222.



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