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This research had main objectives to study level of quality of life both before and after supplementary vocational training at Research and professional development station for farmers, Phaniat Sub-district, Khoksamrong District, Lopburi Province. Research instrument used was a questionnaire to measure 4 aspects of farmers’ quality of life level including economy, mental, health and social and environment aspects by observing related farmers’ opinion level which categorized into 5-scale rating. Research type was quantitative method that data were collected, 2 times including before and after 6 months of the training, by using questionnaire for 90 farmers participated in supplementary vocational training course. Data analysis was done by employing a statistical analysis computer program in order to derived at various statistics including frequency, percentage, mean and standard deviation. Research results revealed that most farmers were female (69.3 %) with age between 46-66 years (64.4 %) at the minimum of 25 year and maximum of 62 year and the average was 50 year. Most of them were married (55.6 %), having Prathomsuksa education level (55.4 %) and their main occupation was in agriculture.
Comparing farmers’ quality of life level between before and after the training, when the training was completed, it was found that farmers had higher level of quality of life in all aspect including highest level of quality of life on mental aspect (µ= 4.47) and social and environment aspects, higher level of quality of life on economy (µ = 3.92) and health aspect (µ= 3.67) respectively.
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