DEVELOPMENT OF THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR THE ELDERLY TO ACTIVE AGEING RANONG PROVINCE
The factors effecting the quality of life among the elderly people living in Ranong province of Thailand is rarely addressed by previous studies. Although, quality of life of elderly people has major importance, however, still this phenomenon is ignored by the literature. Thus, this study attempted to identify the factors effecting the quality of life for the elderly people living in Ranong province, Thailand. Results of the study obtained by carrying out a survey among the elderly community. A questionnaire survey is used to collect data from the respondents. Results of the study shows that; financial resources have influential role to promote quality of life as it has positive effect on quality of life. Furthermore, social connection by the elderly people also has the potential to promote quality of life. It is observed that, physical activity and health behavior of elderly people has positive influence to promote quality of life. Therefore, this study identified four important factors having major influence on quality of life among elderly people which include; financial resources, social connections, physical activity and health behavior.
Financial resources, social connections, physical activity, health behavior, quality of life, elderly people, Ranong province Thailand.