A Confirmatory Factor Analysis of Change Management for Local Administrative Organization in Chanthaburi Province

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Siwassa Chanto
Pongsatean Luengalongkot

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The objective of this study is to analyze and investigate the components of change management for local administrative organizations in Chanthaburi province with the empirical data. The population of this study consisted of 754 personnel of all management levels of local government organizations in Chanthaburi province (Municipal and Sub -district Administration Organization). The stratified random sampling technique was used to select 400 participants as a sampling group, and later the simple random sampling was applied to recruit the participants from each village. A questionnaire with a four-point scale was used as the research instrument with its reliability of 0.983. The model was analyzed and validated using confirmatory factor analysis program through Mplus Demo Editor. The research results indicated that change management for local administrative organizations in Chanthaburi province consisted of four factors. The loading factors were: Determination of the vision of change, Creating participation, Keeping changes to be a part of the organization, and Creating awareness of the importance of change.The model in accordance was fit with the empirical data with Chi-squarec2= 3.306, df = 2, c2/ df = 1.653, p-value = 0.191, TLI = 0.991, RMSEA = 0.040, SRMR = 0.013, CFI = 0.997.

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