The Social Sciences

Year: 2018
Volume: 13
Issue: 7
Page No. 1200 - 1205

Self Identity Construction of Indonesian Migrant Workers in the Destination Country

Authors : Tutik Sulistyowati

Abstract: This study aims to review the construction of self identity for migrant workers in the destination country. The methodology applied is interpretative paradigm with phenomenology approach. The subjects were selected by using purposive sampling technique. Then, the data were collected by using in depth-interview and analyzed by using descriptive qualitative research design. The result of the study showed that the subject who worked in Hong Kong hada good understanding towards the culture, the concept of migrant worker, the communication skill and the problem solving skill of destination country. It was provenby the construction of self identity of migrant workers. Meanwhile, few of Malaysian and Saudi Arabian completelyhad implemented those concepts. The subjective dialectics in objective reality are more likely to occur to individuals who worked in Hong Kong due to social condition which is more transparent. The working system gives research off for all migrant workers to meet one another. Thus, the meeting among subjects might strengthen the construction of self identity. Therefore, the subjects who actively interpret the experience and environment vis-a-vis personal experience could stronglyenforce their social construction.

How to cite this article:

Tutik Sulistyowati , 2018. Self Identity Construction of Indonesian Migrant Workers in the Destination Country. The Social Sciences, 13: 1200-1205.

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