The Search for Meaning in Life through Students’ Experiences in Political Participations during 2020-2021

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Teerachon Polyota
Kulvadee Sawadtammakit
Gavarrin Naknivid
Chakrit Mafangnok
Phanmile Suksamran
Wachirarut Kaewmaneechai
Supat Sanjamsai

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to understand the process of searching for Meaning in Life to student’s experiences of participation in politics with reference to the period in 2020-2021. This study used qualitative research as a case study methodology and comprising of in-depth interviews. The key informants recruited by purposive sampling were 5 undergraduate students. The credibility of them was made by using data, and the data was examined by investigator triangulation and peer debriefing. The result of this research showed that the search for Meaning in life to student’s experiences of participation in politics with reference to the period in 2020-2021 divided into 5 stages and found the main issue at each stage. Start with 1) Perception consists of seeing the importance of politics, awareness of the problem that should be solved, recognition of injustice in society, and seeing the movement of the people from the same political ideology. 2) Action consists of the dissemination of information and was a part of political activities. 3) Goals consist of social awareness and country improvement. 4) Sources of meaning consists of social support and hope for change. 5) Meaning in Life consists of for the benefit of others and something that can be changed. Findings of this study. It can apply as a basis for understanding the process of meaning-making that is specific to students. It can use to explain that why do students find meaning in life through political participation? 

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