The Development of Youth Network for Strengthening Social Adaptation of Thai Vulnerable Juveniles

  •  Prachan Chachikul    
  •  Sombat Taweekoon    
  •  Chakkree Sricharumedhiyan    
  •  Chuleeporn Nahuanin    
  •  Phattharachai Uthaphan    
  •  Radchaneeboon Neadpuckdee    
  •  Prasong Promsri    


The purposes of the study were 1) to examine the effects of a youth network on vulnerable youths’ social adaptation knowledge, 2) to examine the vulnerable youths’ satisfaction with the youth network on social adaptation development, and 3) to examine the effects of a youth network on vulnerable youths’ changes in behaviors of social adaptation. The participants consisted of 302 vulnerable youths in the northern Thai province of Khon Kaen selected by a systematic sampling method. A group of 10 authorities was also chosen purposively to join the interview session. The instruments included a youth network plan, a social adaptation test, and an interview form. Frequency, percentage, mean score, S.D, and t-test were used to examine the data. The content analysis assessed qualitative data. The findings study reveals how a planned youth network resulted in the acquisition of knowledge, attitudes, and desirable behavior among youngsters at risk.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-5250
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-5269
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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