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Happiness Determinant Among Adolescent of Mother with Different Employment Status

Lusiana Yashinta Ellysa Putri1 Mochammad As’ad2 Moh. Abdul Hakim1 Kwartarini W. Yuniarti1 Uichol Kim3

The aim of this study was to discover determinants for happiness between a group of adolescent whose mothers work in domestic sectors (housewives) and whose mothers work in public sectors. Respondents of this study were 467 senior high school students, who completed open-ended question on happiness. The sampling used in this research was non random sampling technique. Categorization, open coding, then axial coding were run to see features of the data. Results show that adolescent whose mother work on domestic sector, greatest factor that makes them happy are self ful llment (42,5%), then psychological peace (24,6%), family harmony (18,7%), and social harmony (7,5%). Whereas for adolescents whose mother work on public sector, the biggest factor that makes them happy are self ful llment (37,3%), then psychological peace (32,6%), family harmony (12,9%), and social harmony (12,2%). Result indicated that adolescents of mother with different employment status have the same happiness factor, only differ in the percentage level. The percentages probably indicates that gender role change on Javanese patriarchal culture does not mean disturb the mother’s role in terms of satisfying the needs of their children happiness.

Keyword: happiness determinant, adolescent, mother’s employment status

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