Case Study of Remote Pair Self-Disclosure Through WhatsApp Application Services among Indonesian Crews Family on Holland America Line Cruise Ship
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- disruptive era, self-disclosure, long-distance relationships, Indonesian crews, communication technology
Nowadays, the improvement of technology has been creating a digital transformation that gradually or radically changing people's behavior and habits in almost every aspect of daily life. As a result, the transformation gradually changes the ways in how people interact with each other. This paper is the first contribution towards exploring the reciprocal relationship between married couples who do not have physical closeness by covering aspects of marital satisfaction. The communication carried out by the couple uses the WhatsApp application service, which supports the satisfaction of communicating with each other. Qualitative research using a case study approach and sampling is done by snowball sampling. By taking 12 couples of husband and wife, one of their partners is working at Holland America Line cruise ships, by conducting interviews with married couples who had long-distance relationships mediated by WhatsApp application services. The results of the study related to self-disclosure by different married couples, there are those who have a wide depth of self-openness because couples are able to run problems that occur at home to their partners, there are couples who do not have broad self-disclosure, because of problems regarding certain topics cannot be explained to their partners. Another finding from this study is that the use of the WhatsApp feature can support communication with one another. The video call feature when couples want to see their partners directly. As well as making emoticons as a form of word thickening in the feature send a message that describes the emotions or feelings of the sender of the messages.
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TY - CONF AU - Arief Nuryana AU - Pawito AU - Prahastiwi Utari AU - Sudarmo PY - 2019/10 DA - 2019/10 TI - Case Study of Remote Pair Self-Disclosure Through WhatsApp Application Services among Indonesian Crews Family on Holland America Line Cruise Ship BT - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Sustainable Innovation 2019 – Humanity, Education and Social Sciences (IcoSIHESS 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 340 EP - 346 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icosihess-19.2019.58 DO - 10.2991/icosihess-19.2019.58 ID - Nuryana2019/10 ER -