The Journal of Social Studies (JSS) covers critical social studies on Indonesian and Third World social issues which are analyzed using various scientific perspectives.


Globethics Library has vol. 12(2016) no. 2 to current.

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  • Career reorientation during the Covid-19 pandemic: Evidence from fresh graduates of Indonesian colleges

    Nurus Sa’adah; Vita Fitria; Rr Siti Kurnia Widiastuti (Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, 2023-04-01)
    This research aims to examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the career reorientation of fresh graduates at Indonesian universities. This study is necessary to determine the changes in attitudes and perceptions of recent graduates as they seek employment, as measured by indicators of psychological quality, gender, and spiritual level. Three Focus Group Discussion meetings were held to achieve the best results, and questionnaires were distributed to 85 resource people. Furthermore, an interpretive analysis model was used to describe the differences in job attainment experienced by respondents before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the study's findings, several changes occurred in the career orientation of fresh graduates from various universities in Indonesia before, during, and after COVID-19. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, fresh graduates had a strong career orientation, as evidenced by their high absorption of job opportunities. Unlike the results of the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact of COVID-19 on new graduates' careers is significant, affecting mental and physical health as well as social interactions. Keywords: Career reorientation; Fresh Graduates; Higher Education; Human Resources; COVID-19
  • Religious moderation campaign: Student forms and strategies to build harmonization on social media

    Rosyida Nurul Anwar (Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, 2023-04-01)
    The increasing use of social media due to the development of technology and information gives rise to the influence of religious communication on social media. The use of social media is used for dogmatic interests, especially on issues related to the cultivation of certain religious concepts. The view of exclusivity that arises from the boundaries of the digital space is increasingly fertile with the scarcity of moderate Islamic symbols in the digital area. Moderation campaigns need to be carried out, one of which is through social media to establish harmony between religious communities. This study aims to determine how the shape and strategy of Muslim students in public universities in the city of Madiun. This research uses a qualitative descriptive type. The research method is through observation, interviews, and documentation. Data analysis techniques using Milles and Huberman and the validity of the data in the study using data triangulation. The results showed that the forms and strategies of student campaigns are: first, students build religious harmonization through status postings in the form of photos and videos on their social media; both students tried to stop posts that caused division and debate by not sharing. Third, students confirm the dissemination of information that is considered inappropriate through question and answer and discussion. Fourth is the creation of short-duration animated images for distribution. Harmonization in religion is an effort to create peace in every aspect of life.
  • Constitutional review and the achievement of higher performance in democratized local government system of Delta and Edo State

    Afonughe Irikefe Omamuyovwi; Mukoro Akpomuvire; G C Sokoh (Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, 2023-04-01)
    This paper x-rayed the importance of constitutional review as the instrument or tool to achieve effectiveness; in the local government systems of Delta and Edo States. It is rather good to mention that every system whether as a body or an institution of governance needs good legislations as a constitutional framework to enable its performance or pragmatism because without it there will not be direction of focus as well as accountability, hence the constitution is the oxygen of the state as well as government in the forms of arms, tiers and agencies. Local government performance in Nigeria, especially Delta and Edo States as the focal points is at dismal state in terms of performance, rural communities are a continuous shadow of themselves and this is as a consequence to the faulty constitutional arrangements that has gone a long way to pervasively strangulated this third tier of government to the extent that their essence of creation is far apart from the reality on ground. Thus, this constitutional deformity has spiral into various problems such as oppression from the state agencies, general indiscipline among the cadre of workers in the local government system, inadequacy of skilled workers among others. The study therefore, arrived at some recommendations such as: The need for urgent constitutional review to reform the laws that dictate the whims and caprices of the local government system, local government autonomy entailing financial and administration should be ensured, the state joint local government account should be entirely abolished. The study concludes that the legislature as an organ of government should be sincere to enforce the political will of a good constitutional reform for an effective local government performance.
  • China’s Aid policy approach to Poverty Alleviation in the recipient country: A Case study of the Republic of Guinea

    Ansoumane Douty Diakite (Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, 2023-04-01)
    This paper examines the extent to which China’s aid policies integrate poverty alleviation as a goal of their aid in general, particularly in Guinea. More specifically, the paper analyzed how aid donors focus on poverty alleviation and which policies and mechanisms are in place to address poverty in the countries receiving aid. Regarding the methodology, the author collected data from secondary sources, including government declarations of donors, policy documents at both the donor and recipient levels, as well as from scholarly publications. The following findings resulted from study:  China’s aid policies have progressively incorporated poverty alleviationobjectives and identified sectors for intervention against poverty. However, the limitations of China approach to poverty is that China adopts a top-down approach to poverty reduction and lacks of an impact evaluation mechanism based on poverty alleviation.
  • The analysis of Bokoharjo digital marketing communication media in promoting its potential

    Eko Prasetyo Nugroho Saputro; Pratiwi Wahyu Widiarti; Ulfah Hidayati; Fikri Disyacitta (Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, 2023-04-01)
    Bokoharjo village is located at a strategic tourist destination including Boko Temple, Banyunibo Temple, Barong Temple, Ijo Temple, Breksi Hills, and Obelix Hills which requires to be developed. The development of Bokoharjo Village as a tourist village can be realized through digital marketing communication to introduce its potential products and attractions to the wider community so that the economic sector in Bokoharjo Village can grow. This research aims to: (1) identify the existing digital marketing communication media in Bokoharjo Village (2) analyze the need for digital marketing communication media in Bokoharjo Village, and (3) identify the potential and attractions of Bokoharjo village to be promoted.  This research was conducted at Bokoharjo employing descriptive-qualitative methods. This initial research provided useful insight for the development of digital marketing communication media which comform to the needs and potential of Bokoharjo Village to advance Bokoharjo as a tourism village. The research results show that the digital marketing  communication media in Bokoharjo include website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp which are not well managed. The media needed by Bokoharjo is an integrated media platform which contains the typical potential of Bokoharjo. The Bokoharjo potentials that can be promoted consist of Banyunibo Temple, Banyunibo Cliff, and Shibori Batik, Agricultural Commodity, and Orchid. Keywords: Media, Communication, Marketing, Digital, Bokoharjo.
  • Hamka’s neo-sufism in the context modern society

    Fathor Rahim; Hasnan Bachtiar (Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, 2023-04-01)
    This article purposes to analyze and discuss the Hamka's neo-Sufism idea. It is related and contextualized to various problems that emerge in modern society, especially capitalistic industrialization, and hedonistic culture. This article states that Hamka's neo-Sufism aims to find true happiness and transcendence (ma’rifatullah). Through the practice of Hamka's neo-Sufism, it will protect a Muslim from all temptations for the interests of the accumulation of wealth and the pleasures of worldly life. Neo-Sufism persistently strengthens the spiritual quality of a Muslim, making one always aware of when dealing with changing life contexts.
  • Discourse representation on Indonesian socio-political situation in the Instagram posts of an English-speaking Indonesian community

    Monika Dewanty; Barli Bram (Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, 2023-04-01)
    This study aims to explore the discourse representation that is used in the Instagram posts of an unofficial news account for the English-speaking Indonesian community. The studies about discourse representation are mostly done in a formal setting and comparative setting. Hence, this study intends to show the discourse representation that is used in an unofficial news account that focuses on the Indonesian socio-political situation. This study used qualitative research to collect and analyze the data. The data was taken from 50 Instagram posts. The data were analyzed by identifying the sentences based on the discourse representation theory. The finding shows that both in direct and indirect discourse, the reporting verbs are mostly used. The reporting verbs in the direct discourse is 69% and indirect discourse 78%. Meanwhile, indirect discourse is the mode and form of discourse representation that is mostly used in Instagram posts with a percentage of 82%.
  • The case of corruption in Covid-19 pandemic in Asia Pacific: Study case of Indonesia

    Darynaufal Mulyaman; Achmad Ismail; Ardhi Arsala Rahmani; Angel Damayanti (Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, 2023-04-01)
    The Covid-19 Pandemic is not halting the corruption cases in Asia Pacific; some countries such as North Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and even China. Nevertheless, Indonesia also suffers from Covid-19 corruption scandals. Corruption cases like social aid corruption by the ex-Social Minister, Juliari Batubara, and vaccines fund corruption by North Sumatera Provincial Health Office authorities are two prominent examples of corruption cases amid the pandemic. Through these cases, such questions as ‘why does corruption in Indonesia still exist even in the Covid-19 pandemic?’ arise. Such cases as the mentioned examples prove that social justice establishment is a concern in Indonesia while the global good governance campaign is not stopping even in pandemics. We argue that such corruption cases affect the Indonesian government to give social justice and lose its responsibility sense to the citizen through a global good governance perspective.
  • Work-life balance policy and practice in Nigeria

    Ugo Chuks Okolie; Akpomuvire Mukoro; Atare Otite (Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, 2023-04-01)
    It believes that giving people the freedom to manage their own work and make decisions improves their performance. Quality of work life aims to instill a culture of work commitment within organizations and society at large in order to improve job satisfaction and employee performance. The fulfillment of seven needs health and safety needs, economic and family needs, social needs, esteem needs, actualization needs, knowledge needs, and aesthetic needs ensures the quality of work-life. Organisations in Nigeria have a reputation for ignoring decent work practices and embracing precarious working conditions to the detriment of the populace. The country's organisations appear to be primarily concerned with increasing profits at the expense of employee welfare. The purpose of this study is to investigate work-life balance policy and practice in Nigeria. To gather data, relevant information was extracted from conference papers, public records, textbooks, journals, and other sources. According to this study, a work-life balance requires planning, and the most prosperous people have found happiness in both the short- and long-term by developing a barometer to help them manage their lives. This study recommends among other things that availability and use of work-life balance practices, when provided in the context of supervisor and organisational support can reduce work-life conflict and increase positive appraisals of one’s organisation. These effects are often associated with employee attitudes such as increased job satisfaction and enhanced control over their work schedule.
  • A conflict between China and Taiwan: An analysis from a realism perspective

    Halda Nuriyya Azzara; Badrus Sholeh (Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, 2022-10-01)
    The conflict between China and Taiwan has become a long conflict that until now has not found a bright spot. From time to time, the conflict between China and Taiwan seems to be getting worse and always attracts the attention of the international community. The dispute between the two countries also affects relations between countries, whether dealing with China or Taiwan. This article will analyze the conflict between China and Taiwan from the perspective of realism as a theory in the study of international relations. By analyzing the conflict from the perspective of realism, this article will discuss how China and Taiwan try to maintain their national integrity and how other countries interact with this conflict. The research method used in this article is literary studies by collecting secondary data to explain and analyze the conflict and find the result and discussion. By this method, there are some points were found, starting from the concept of power in the conflict between China and Taiwan, the diplomatic relations, and the survival of both parties in the international system.
  • Online learning implementation in the faculty of social sciences during the covid-19 pandemic

    Dyah Kumalasari; Suhadi Purwantara; Suranto AW; Supardi Supardi; Grendi Hendrastomo (Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, 2022-10-01)
    The COVID-19 pandemic has revolutionized the field of education. Online learning is the right solution to replace in-person learning. Improvement and development of the online learning process are really needed to provide a meaningful learning experience for students. This study aimed to examine the implementation of online learning in the Faculty of Social Sciences, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta/FIS UNY during the pandemic. The quantitative observational approach with a cross-sectional survey was employed with the qualitative method done in group discussions. The respondents were selected using proportional stratified random sampling on all study programs in FIS UNY. Data were collected through an online survey and limited interviews to investigate students’ and lecturers’ experiences of online learning more deeply. In FIS UNY, online learning was mostly conducted through online synchronous learning. Besides, online learning was done using a learning management system developed by the university (BeSmart). There were several factors that influenced the practice of online learning at the faculty, namely the availability of learning devices, speed and stability of internet connection, and conducive learning environment. As many as 25.6% of students had issues related to learning devices. Then, 66.9% of the students stated that they did not have a stable internet connection which caused problems during the learning process. At last, 62.79% of the students admitted that it was difficult to focus on the learning process because their learning environment was not conducive. Besides IT skills, students’ independence and learning motivation were the internal factors influencing the online learning process. Another issue related to online learning was the lack of responses and feedback from the lecturers on the activities done by the students.
  • Using Kotter’s theory to lead change at University of Khartoum: A qualitative study

    Saifaldin Idris Onia (Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, 2022-10-01)
    Changes in Universities need to be prepared, enforced, and sustained to turn the universities into institutions that can function effectively and efficiently. Kotter’s change model is one of the most widely recognised models for leading change, and yet there are few case studies have been used this model in the academic literature. Therefore, this study aimed to test Kotter’s change model at University of Khartoum. To do so, a qualitative research design was followed. To collect data a semi-structured interview was used with 11 leaders in the University of Khartoum. The thematic analysis has shown that create an environment for change depends on create urgency, and develop a vision for change that convinces staff members to participate in the change process. It is evident that the University of Khartoum has engaged and enabled the staff members in each college and work unit to embrace the change. Besides, the analysis indicated that for the change to be implemented and sustained it needs to removing obstacles and making it the university culture. The paper recommended that the importance of change must be embedded in the vision of the University of Khartoum to create a strong climate for change in the University environment.
  • Improvement of a cashing trainer assembly methodology for FPGA development in vocational education students

    Tuti Suartini; Sri Lestari Harja; Aan Sukandar (Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, 2022-10-01)
    Learning media is defined as a tool used in conveying learning messages to students. Teachers or lectures can use the media to stimulate thoughts, feelings, attention and abilities or skills, and one of them is the use of trainers. The development board FPGA  of trainer tools for skill learning in digital technology-based vocational education today has been a problem that obstructs the growth of experts in high-tech-based vocational field.The Spartan development board and its software can be used to elaborate the improvement of skill learning. This research analyse how the development board can be used to enhance students’ thinking skill. The trainer tools in the market lately are still in the form of a mother board that can be interfaced with various devices commonly used to perform various digital automation technology. This study elaborates the use of the cashing trainer assembly among electrical engineering students and mechanical engineering students in a joint project to assembly a development mother board.The learning media is also used in group training among the peers.Based on trials and observations made by researchers, the students as the object of research results, have not performed optimally to combine planning of cashing trainer assembly methodology and practice in the assembly.
  • 'Stay away from home': The role of social networks for the adaptation process of Indonesian trainees in Japan

    Andiline Thea Pranasari; Kurniawaty Iskandar (Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, 2022-10-01)
    This study aims to analyze the challenges faced by Indonesian trainees, especially the participants of Technical Intern Training Program (TITP), in the process of adapting to Japan's socio-cultural system. Furthermore, this study finds out how the role of social networks in the process of adapting the lives of the trainees. Social network theory and social capital will be used as a perspective to analyze the existing phenomena. Data collection process and analysis of findings will be carried out based on qualitative research methods. Primary data sources were taken by using in-depth interviews towards three Indonesian trainees, complemented by secondary data from related research and articles. The results of the study show that the challenges faced by Indonesian trainees include difficulties in adapting to work, limitation of Japanese language proficiency, lack of opportunities to practice prayers regularly, and difficulties to build social relationships. In dealing with these problems, trainees receive moral assistance and information about the way of life in Japan from the Indonesian networks. The adaptation process of Indonesian trainees in Japan is supported by social networks that are formed informally, and plays a role in maintaining the continuity of the migration pattern of Indonesian workers to Japan.
  • Living between brackets: Public-private patriarchal violence and the mental state of women on both sides of radcliffe line

    Mostafizur Rahman; Nahida Anwar (Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, 2022-10-01)
    The study examines the public-private patriarchal notion of Sylvia Walby and its violent effects on women’s mental state during and after the partition of Indian Subcontinent. Systematic electronic searches were conducted in 7 electronic databases and 42 studies were included for final review. Findings explored private patriarchal violence including ‘honor killing’, ‘collective suicide’, hate and curse, social rejection, sex trap, cancelled communality, and twice displacement. Public patriarchal violence became evident through rape, forced marriage, and abduction. The private and public patriarchal violence captivated and imprisoned women’s minds and resulted in mental traumas including estrangement and emotional detachment, unbalanced minds, diseased thought and paranoia, post-traumatic stress disorder, ‘feeling of loss’, depression and sadism, ‘disturbing memory’ and insanity, haunted nightmare and spooky dream, and concealed grief.
  • A survey of the mutual effects of mobile phone usage on the citizenship culture in developing countries

    Seyed Maziar Alavi; Seyed Hossein Hosseini; ali hosseini; Mohamad Samaei (Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, 2022-10-01)
    Information and Communication Technologies have made great changes to the lifestyle of human beings. Mobile phones, with their rapid growth in different parts of the world, essential parts of our lives. Mobile phone has helped to overcome location barriers and have had great impacts on the people’s lives, especially in urban areas. In developing countries, mobile phone has grown rapidly in the recent decade and has had great impacts on communications and other aspects of social life. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of the mobile phone technology push on the culture of citizens, in developing countries. Running a survey-type research, a sample of people in Tehran, the capital city of Iran, have been asked to fill a questionnaire; then, after gathering and cleansing and analysing the data, some recommendations are added that could be used in urban policy making in the various developing countries
  • Character development strategies through the soft skills training to students for job readiness

    Rosidah Rosidah; Nadia Sasmita; Voettie Wisataone; Mochamad Hanafi (Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, 2022-10-01)
    Instilling the character values is realized through a learning process that aims to equip graduates with job readiness and help internalize values for student life on campus and in society. This study aims to investigate the effects of giving soft skills training on student character development. The research respondents consisted of 148 students. This study employed a quantitative approach. Primary data were gathered using a questionnaire. The data validity utilized content validity and item validation with product moment Pearson correlation analysis. Data analysis used paired-sample tests. The results show that there was a significant difference in the student’s character before and after obtaining soft skill materials. Student character values are better after being given soft skill training than before getting soft skill training.
  • Indonesian K-Pop fans: The relationship between ARMY-BTS identity and their demographic

    Yayah Cheriyah; Amanda Rochima Hadi (Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, 2022-10-01)
    This article analysed the fans’ identity among K-Pop fans in Indonesia, especially BTS fans. The study aimed to explore how these fans express their identity as fans both internally and externally despite negative stereotyping of loyal K-Pop fans. Using a quantitative method through online surveys based on the fans-identity scale approach, the research surveyed a total of 243 BTS fans in Indonesia. Results showed that BTS fans had a positive tendency toward overall fan characteristics. None of the characteristics showed a negative score. It indicated that there was a high loyalty among the fans. Almost all six-behaviour dimensions observed correlated with all seven fans-identity characters. “Specific social media accounts followed” showed no correlation with “enjoyment” and “identity” respectively. However, high loyalty and a large number of fan-based did not translate into monetization for official merchandise. Results showed a low number of purchases for official merchandise and global membership package.
  • The sociology of law in the context of Islamic Legal Scholarship in Indonesia

    Pradana Boy ZTF (Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, 2022-10-01)
    This article examines the sociology of law in the context of Islamic legal scholarship in Indonesia. As a method, the sociology of law has basically been employed by Islamic legal scholars in Indonesia. However, the study of Islamic law is generally under the discipline of Islamic studies. In fact, although Islamic studies in Indonesia has recently utilised social sciences methods, the popularity of this approach is low compared to normative and textual types of Islamic legal studies. In addition, the trend of positivism which has been a general feature of Islamic legal studies has significantly contributed to this situation. In the light of this context, this article offers a view that the adoption of the sociology of law in the context of Islamic legal studies scholarship in Indonesia will serve as an alternative. It is expected that Islamic legal studies will be more multidisciplinary in nature and be based on more tacit social realities in substance.
  • Critical sociology in the development of HOTS-oriented cognitive assessment instruments

    Aris Martiana; Edi Istiyono; Widihastuti Widihastuti (Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, 2022-10-01)
    The current curriculum focuses on three domains, one of which is cognitive. Cognitive abilities are very important for the development of individual competencies so that instruments to measure them must be carried out. High quality cognitive instruments are needed in the assessment. Assessment with High Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) orientation as an effort to implement 6c, namely communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creative thinking, also computational logic and concern by developing cognitive instruments in Sociology scientific assessment. The method used is Research and Development which is focused on development. Cognitive instruments were compiled and carried out content validity from 4 experts for Sociology, Education and Law which were then tested on 93 students through a questionnaire in the form of google form. Analysis of the data used is by using software iteman 4.3. The results of this study are cognitive instruments with 15 HOTS questions in the form of multiple choice using content validity with Aiken's count obtained a score of 0.75 to 0.9375 so it is included in the medium and high categories. The instrument has an Alpha score of 0.558 so it is included in the reliable category. For items that have a difficulty level of 0.637, it means that the difficulty of the questions is moderate and the positive discriminatory power with a number of 0.243 is in the medium category. Then the distractor on the answer choices in the question items can function well because most of them are 0.05.

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