Authors : Wanlop Rathachatranon and Vacharin Chansilp
Abstract: The objectives of this research were: To study the level of political socialization, political interest and political intelligence of university students in Bangkok and its vicinity. To examine the influence between personal factors and political intelligence of university students in Bangkok and its vicinity. To examine the Structural Equation model that influences political intelligence of university students in Bangkok and its vicinity. The sample group was 350 students of Srinakharinwirot University (Prasarnmit), Ramkhamhaeng University, University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, Thammasat University (Rangsit) and Bangkok University (Rangsit). The instrument used to collect data was a questionnaire. The statistics used in the data analysis were percentage, mean, standard deviation, multiple classification analysis and structural equation model. The statistical significance was set at the 0.05 level. The results of the research revealed that the level of political socialization and political interest were moderate. Whereas, the level of political intelligence was high. From the hypothesis testing, it was found that mothers occupation influenced political intelligence. Whereas, gender, domicile, income, class year, fathers occupation and religion did not influence political intelligence. Regarding the structural equation model testing, it found that political interest had a greater influence on political intelligence of university students than political socialization.
Wanlop Rathachatranon and Vacharin Chansilp, 2021. Political Intelligence of University Students in Bangkok and its Vicinity. The Social Sciences, 16: 167-171.