Adaptation Strategies for Pedicab Drivers in Their Socio- Economic Life
ANI, Hety Mustika
MARDIYANA, Lisana Oktavisanti
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The pressure of socio-economic life pedicab drivers are a reason to adapt. This is because the reality they experience is contrary to their expectations. Adaptation strategies undertaken to free themselves from socio-economic pressures and realize their hopes in life. This study aims to explain about the adaptation strategy of pedicab drivers in their socioeconomic life (Study at the Pedicab Mastrip Association). This research is a descriptive study with a qualitative approach. The subjects and informants of the research were the pedicab drivers, the mastrip pedicab community of Jember Regency and the pedicab passengers. Data collection methods used are interviews, observation and documents. The data analysis steps used include data reduction, data presentation and drawing conclusions. The results of this study indicate that the pedicab drivers carry out adaptation strategies in their socio-economic life to suit the conditions they experience. The adaptation strategy stage starts from expectations that are not in accordance with reality, causing action to adjust. The pedicab driver's hope is to get an income that can meet family needs in terms of education and the desire to improve socio-economic life. The fact is that pedicab drivers are disappointed because currently there are few passengers and low income, so this hope is not realized. Adaptation strategies are carried out by increasing the work ethic in the form of arriving early, increasing working hours, going around looking for passengers and placing pedicabs on different sides of the base. Making innovations by participating in ornamental pedicab events, for example in the Prophet's birthday, carnivals. Having a side job, namely construction workers, parking attendants, farming, sewing shoes and looking for wrecked goods and some pedicab drivers waiting for passengers at the base.
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