Piromsarm - Psychological Happiness Assessment with Mental Quality and Capacity Instrument(MQCI Yougyud Wong piromsarn Mental Health Department

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Psychological Happiness Assessment with Mental Quality and Capacity Instrument (MQCI) Yougyud Wong piromsarn, Mental Health Department, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand, [email protected] Somchai Chakrabnand , Mental Health Department, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand, [email protected] Worawan Chutha, Mental Health Department, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand, [email protected] Theme: Global Standards and Local Diversity Research domain: Psychological Wellbeing Abstract Thai Gross Nation Happiness (GNH) with five components has developed and become the measure of country development. In the component of individual and family happiness, indicator for mental health or psychological happiness is very crucial especially the measure on positive aspect of mental health as mental quality and mental capacity. As the Department of Mental Health (DMH) developed the “Thai mental Health Indicator” (TMHI) 5 year ago, this instrument can be reviewed and retooled to fit in the new concept of Thai GNH. Objectives: 1) To develop the new instrument calling “Mental Quality and Capacity Instrument” (MQCI) for measuring the positive aspect of psychological happiness in Thai GNH. 2) To test the instrument using the data TMHI study in 2003. 3) To use the instrument for assessing Thai people in 2003 and 2007. Methods: 1) Constructing the MQCI by reanalysis from 80 items of IMHI focusing on two domains of mental quality and capacity 2) Assessing psychological happiness of Thai people using the sampling data of 2,378 analyze in 2003. 3) Conducting the assessment in 2007 and comparing with the result in 2003. Result: The MQCI have 30 items with 15 items in each domain of mental quality and capacity. Using factor analysis , kappa statistic and Chronbach’s alpha, the mental quality have 4 factors of kindness and altruism, self esteem, faith , creative thinking and enthusiasm with 6,3,3,3 items respectively ; while the mental capacity also have 4 factors of interpersonal relationship , expectation a achievements congruence, confidence in coping , adequate mental mastery with 3,3,5,4 items respectively . The result of assessment in 2003 and 2007 will be compared and discussed in the presentation.
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Piromsarm - Psychological Happiness Assessment with Mental Quality and Capacity Instrument(MQCI Yougyud Wong piromsarn Mental Health Department

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