International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

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

Description of Transmigrants’ Socio-Cultural Environment in the Regencies of Banyuasin and Ogan Ilir, South Sumatra Province, Indonesia
Malta, Sumardjo, Anna Fatchiya, Djoko Susanto

Transmigration is an important alternative in overcoming various problems in the field of population. A ttransmigrations program not only equalizes populationdistributionbutitalsospreads productive human resources to explore every possiblepotential tobeableto improve the welfare of thepeoplein the transmigration site and in itssurrounding areas. The socio-cultural aspect becomes the context that colors the direction of transmigration development. This research aimed to analyze the socio-cultural conditions of transmigrates in farming. The study was conducted from May 2016 to January 2017. The total population was 3,537 transmigrant households. The number of the samples in this study was determined using Slov in formula. The study involved 359 respondents determined by stratified random sampling. The rresearch data consisted of primary data and secondary data. The primary data was obtained through structured interviews, in-depth interviews, and field observations. The results of the study showed that the socio-cultural conditions of transmigrants in theregencies of Banyuasin and OganIlirin South Sumatra Province were in thelowcategoryin termsofthesupportof community leadersand group existence. However, it is high in the harmony of social relations.

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