PENGAMBILAN KEPUTUSAN UNTUK MENIKAH BEDA ETNIS: STUDI FENOMENOLOGIS PADA PEREMPUAN JAWA

*Yolanda Imelda Fransisca Tuapattinaya -  Fakultas Psikologi Universitas Diponegoro Jl. Prof. Soedarto, SH, Tembalang, Semarang
Sri Hartati -  Fakultas Psikologi Universitas Diponegoro Jl. Prof. Soedarto, SH, Tembalang, Semarang
Published: 15 Apr 2014.
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Abstract
Abstract


It is uneasy for Javanese women to make a decision to marry a non-Javanese man. Previous experiences with
inter-ethnicities socialization play important roles to influence one’s decision to undergo an inter-ethnicities
marriage. Decision-making process is defined as a selection process of many available alternatives, including
cognitive, motive, and attitude aspects. This study aims to describe the decision making process of the Javanese
women t o ma r r y  n o n -Javanese men. Three adult women (within age range 20-40 years old), who were Javanese,
and married with a non-Javanese man (Bataknese or Papuan) participated in this study. Observation and depth
interview were used to collect qualitative data. The findings show that having similarities in age and religious
beliefs (or religion) were the main consideration for these Javanese women to marry their non-Javanese husband.
Two Javanese women encountered parents’ disagreement with their decisions to marry a non-Javanese man;
parents encouraged them to marry a Javanese man. Another one woman could choose freely her non-Javanese
man to marry with. The results also indicated that their decision making to marry followed these five steps:
appraising the challenge, surveying alternatives, weighing of alternatives, deliberating about commitment, and
surviving from negative feedback. Love and intimacy were two internal factors they considered before making
decision to marry a non-Javanese man.


Keywords
inter-ethnicities marriage; decision making; Javanese women

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