International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Relationship with the Group Communication Empowerment of the Poor
Wiyati, E.K.; Saleh, A; Sarwoprasodjo, S; Hubeis, A.V.S

The purpose of the study was to examine how the relationship of group communication activities towards empowerment of the poor. Specifically aimed to determine the characteristics of the poor relationship with the activity of group communication and group communication activity relationships with the empowerment of the poor in two districts in the province of Central Sulawesi. Explanatory survey research methods to study the sampling is done through a gradual cluster sampling techniques (multistage sampling), so that the selected eight villages (4 villages close access to the capital of the district and 4 villages access away from the district capital) with as many as 200 members of the group of respondents. The data collected in this study consists of primary and secondary data. Test the validity of the instrument was conducted using Pearson product moment and reliability test by Cronbach Alpha method with a value of 0.867. Validity test results of 30 respondents obtained value from 0.518 to 0.843 . The analyzes were performed with analysis of descriptive and inferential analysis. Inferential analysis using Spearman Rank. The results showed highly significant relationship between the variable characteristics of the group with group communication activities. Among these variables with a variable number of group members in the decision-making process of the group meetings. Besides the very real relationship between the variables domination, understanding the purpose of the group and group motivation with group communication activities. There is a very real relationship between the variables of group communication activities with variable empowerment group. This means that the higher activity group communication, the higher the empowerment group. The high activity group can be seen on the group's participation in group meetings as well as a conducive climate group communication.

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