Applied Research in Quality of Life

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 59–87 | Cite as

Quality-of-Life Determinants of Happiness in Thailand: the Moderating Roles of Mental and Moral Capacities

  • Kalayanee Senasu
  • Anusorn SinghapakdiEmail author


This study investigates the influences of quality of life (QoL) in Thailand in terms of quality of family life, quality of community life, and quality of work life as determinants of happiness. Additionally, the moderating effects of mental capacity and moral capacity in relation to the influences of different QoL determinants of happiness are also investigated. The results indicate that quality of family life, quality of community life, and quality of work life have positive effects on happiness in Thailand. Further, our results indicate that mental capacity and moral capacity are significant as moderators in relation to the influences of two QoL determinants of happiness: quality of community life and quality of work life.


Quality of family life Quality of community life Quality of work life Mental capacity Moral capacity Happiness Thailand 



We are grateful to the Research Center, National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) for fund support, the National Statistics Office for data support, and Arnond Sakworawich for his advice in data analysis.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate School of Human Resource DevelopmentNational Institute of Development AdministrationBangkokThailand
  2. 2.Strome College of BusinessOld Dominion UniversityNorfolkUSA

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