PENGALAMAN KOMUNIKASI DAN KONSEP DIRI SEORANG INDIGO DI KOTA PEKANBARU

Hiro Armando Kamaetoe, Nova Yohana

Abstract


The last few years Indigo phenomenon in Indonesia began much raised by the
mass-media and invited various positive and negative opinions. Some people in
Pekanbaru still do not know about indigo phenomenon. Some Indigo children can see
the spirits that are not caught by the sense of sight. Ability that makes an indigo
received and considered strange refusal of the people around him. Experiences like
these can form self-concept in an indigo. This study aims to determine the experience of
communication, self-image, self-esteem and the factors that influence the formation of
self-concept an indigo in Pekanbaru.
This study uses qualitative research with phenomenological approach to them.
Subjects in this study amounted to 6 persons, consisting of 3 persons of indigo
determined through purposive sampling techniques, 1 person by significant other and 2
persons by reference group. Data collected trough observation, interview, and
documentation. Data were analyzed using an interactive model of Miles and Huberman.
Technique of validating data trough the extension of partcipation and triangulation.
The results of this study indicate that the communication experience an indigo in
Pekanbaru form a pleasant communication (positive) such as; a sense of pride and can
help any other person with their ability, acceptance and friendship, more attention from
the family, especially the parents, and the unpleasant communication (negative) such
as; verbal abuse. This self-image is positive even thought they are seen as negative
because of the advantages they have no sense. Self-esteem of an indigo quite high even
though many felt insulted but it does not affect them. Until the factors that affect selfconcept
of an indigo namely the family and closest friends, which can form the
character of an indigo.
Keywords: Experience Communications, Self-Concept, Indigo, Pekanbaru.

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