Indonesian Migrant Workers: Online Communication on Financial Management
Nani Nurani Muksin, Moh. Amin Tohari, Amin Shabana
Nani Nurani Muksin
Available Online January 2019.
- https://doi.org/10.2991/agc-18.2019.6How to use a DOI?
- online communication, Indonesian migrant workers, financial management
- 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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TY - CONF AU - Nani Nurani Muksin AU - Moh. Amin Tohari AU - Amin Shabana PY - 2019/01 DA - 2019/01 TI - Indonesian Migrant Workers: Online Communication on Financial Management BT - Proceedings of the 1st Aceh Global Conference (AGC 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 36 EP - 39 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/agc-18.2019.6 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/agc-18.2019.6 ID - Muksin2019/01 ER -