The Global Aging America The Relationship of Active Aging, Citizenship, and Intercultural Communication Competence

Desideria Cempaka Wijaya Mukti


Riset ini menginvestigasi pengaruh dan partisipasi dari para lansia aktif di Amerika dalam isu-isu global. Tujuan
utama dari riset ini adalah untuk mengidentifikasi partisipasi, motivasi, dan kontribusi dari warga lansia/senior
dalam isu global. Artikel ini dapat memberikan pengertian mengenai latar belakang individu yang membentuk
konteks budaya untuk berpartisipasi dalam kegiatan yang berhubungan dengan isu global. Penelitian dilakukan
dengan in depth interview, kepada para lansia yang aktif di organisasi Osher Lifelong Program dan League of
Women Voters, Fort Collins, Colorado, Amerika Serikat. Hasilnya, riset ini menemukan bahwa pengalaman yang
diperoleh selama mereka masih di usia produktif menjadi motivasi bagi mereka untuk berpartisipasi dalam kegiatan
mengenai isu global. Motivasi ini juga dipengaruhi oleh keuntungan dalam kegiatan mengenai isu global
yakni keuntungan individual seperti kebutuhan sosial dan pembelajaran. Peserta riset juga mengemukakan keuntungan
bagi komunitas, seperti kepuasan berbagi dan mempengaruhi perspektif komunitas untuk mendiskusikan
wacana global dan kontribusinya pada pilihan politik.


Lansia aktif, kompetensi antar budaya, governmentality, isu global, partisipasi

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