Proceedings of The International Conference on Research in Psychology
Buddhist Psychological Traits for Sustainable Employee Engagement
Bundhita Thiratitsakun, Dr.Lampong Klomkul
The purpose of this research was to study Buddhist psychological traits for sustainable employee engagement. Qualitative research applying documentary study and in-depth interview was used for the research design. The key informants consisted of employees’ best practices who were working in Bangkok using purposive sampling to obtain 15 employees. The research instruments were record form and in-depth interview schedule. Content analysis and analytic of induction were used for data analysis. Results indicated that there were 8 aspects of Buddhist psychological traits that consisted of being in good heart, good speech, being sociable, behavioral consistency, conscientiousness, optimistic, adaptability and friendliness. These eight aspects were divided into two variables which were (1) bases of sympathy and (2) the big five personalities. These two variables have been developed as the key performance indicator for development employees who were working in Bangkok in order to encourage them for having sustainable employee engagement which be consisted of self-passion, self-dedication, selfevaluation and self-development. Therefore, Buddhist psychological traits can use for the encouragement of sustainable employee engagement which was appropriate to the Thai context.This study, result from qualitative study was also generating the grounded theory for further quantitative study.
Keywords: Bases of Sympathy; Big Five Personality; Buddhist Psychology; Grounded Theory;Mixed Method Research.