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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
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Aculturation In Mixed Marriage Family (A Case Study In The Inter - Cultural Communication In Javanese And Tionghoa In Medan)

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Anang Jati Kurniawan, Endah Wulandari, Mansur Elias Manurung, Nanda Evalia Manurung



Inter-Cultural Communication, Mixed Marriage, Empathy, Acculturation



The objective of the research was to find out inter-cultural communicative activity in a family of mixed marriages between two different culture (Javanese and Tionghoa). The research subject was a married couple who had been married for 21 years. The husband was a Tionghoa and the wife was a Javanese. The research used interpretative paradigm with phenomenological approach. The final objective of phenomenal data analysis was to present the deep, analytic description of the communicative inter-cultural phenomenon of the mixed-marriage. The result of the research showed that 1) the respondents always attempted to pay attention to anything outside themselves, did not give any negative comments and were ready to listen to each other, 2) were tolerant to the spouse’s ambiguity, respected to each other, did not coerce personal belief, and 3) showed empathy and were willing to get involved in the spouse’s activity.



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