Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Supervising Commission of the Police Station Administration’s Plan Following the Community Policing Theory

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Kanjanawan Chuenarom
Chandra-nuj Mahakanjana


The purpose of this study was to examine the consistency of the plan measurement model of the Supervising Commission of the Police Station Administration (SCPSA) according to the community policing theory and empirical data through the Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA). The data were collected from 600 community members who were representatives of Thailand’s SCPSA committee members using questionnaires, which had Cronbach’s alpha value of 0.980 in reliability testing. The analysis was carried out through descriptive statistics, first-order CFA, and second-order CFA using the AMOS program.

The results showed that the second-order CFA of the SCPSA’s plan consisted of three components: policy contents, policy-driven organizations, and policy practitioners. The factors loading were 0.913, 0.977, and 0.960 respectively at a significant level of 0.001 and the goodness of fit with empirical data was harmonious ( gif.latex?x^{\2}/df = 2.792, CFI = 0.989, TLI = 0.983, RMSEA = 0.055, RMR = 0.005). The results suggested that the three components were suitable for a constructed model for testing further relationships with other related variables; e.g., a collaborative process and performance of SCPSAs. The key finding from this study indicated that police stations, as key drivers of the SCPSA’s plan, were an essential organization in supporting public participation to achieve results according to the SCPSA’s plan.

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