Proceedings of the 1st Aceh Global Conference (AGC 2018)

Indonesian Migrant Workers: Online Communication on Financial Management

Authors
Nani Nurani Muksin, Moh. Amin Tohari, Amin Shabana
Corresponding Author
Nani Nurani Muksin
Available Online January 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/agc-18.2019.6How to use a DOI?
Keywords
online communication, Indonesian migrant workers, financial management
Abstract
Communication is a vital factor in human relationships for Indonesian Migrant Workers aka IMW. The breadwinners primarily communicate with family members, parents and siblings to discuss their domestic issues. Preliminary studies revealed that the use of productive remittance sometimes discussed without any knowledge on it. This research aimed to find out IMW online communication use in financial management. It used the qualitative approach with descriptive method. Research informants were IMW in Hong Kong and their families using the snowball technique. Qualitative data derived from in depth-interview and focus group discussion data analysis. Research results that Hong Kong based-migrant workers used online communication to send their financial ¬problems, such as basic household needs, savings, debt, etc, mostly through WhatsApp application. Type of online communication was written messages, photos, voice calls, and video calls. Whatsapp became very popular because its considered cheaper and offered varied features. However, the initiative to build family communication uses online media came from IMW during their free time.
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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 1st Aceh Global Conference (AGC 2018)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
January 2019
ISBN
978-94-6252-644-0
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/agc-18.2019.6How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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