Factors Affecting the Quality of Life at the Destination for Baby Boomer Myanmar Migrants

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Daycho Khaenamkhaew


This research study is part of the Myanmar Migrants Research Report: Quality of Life and Creating New Meanings. The study aimed to examine the quality of life of Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand. It is a quantitative study covering 52 baby boomer Myanmar migrants in Thailand as the study sample. Questionnaires were used to collect the data, and statistical package were used to analyze the data for frequency, percentage, mean, and standard deviation (S.D.) values. According to the study results, the quality of life of the migrant workers of Myanmar nationality in the baby boomers’ group was moderate across the four facets of food, clothing, housing, and health (mean = 3.46, S.D. = 0.38). The highest average was with factors related to food (mean = 3.70, S.D. = 0.61), followed by those related to health at the moderate level (mean = 3.40, S.D. = 0.61). Clothing was at the average level (mean = 3.37, S.D. = 0.55) and housing was at a still lower level (mean = 3.36, S.D. = 0.46).

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