Subjective Well-being of Indramayu Regency’s Fishermen
Fisherman in Indonesia is still dominated by small-scale fishermen or traditional fishermen. This condition is very vulnerable to poverty with condition is identical with low well-being. This research was conducted in Indramayu from February to May 2018 by interviewing 100 fishermen. This study aims to analyze the domain of life satisfaction and subjective well-being of fishermen because prosperity is generally measured objectively through standards made by the government. Structured questionnaires are used to find out whether they are satisfied with their life or not in certain conditions such as satisfaction with fishing gear, government policies, the environment, the relationship between them and others. Life satisfaction domain analysis is used to determine which domain is the most dominant. The method used in this study is a purposive sampling method which is a sample determination technique with certain considerations. Data analysis was performed using descriptive statistics, namely average, standard deviation, and variance. Subjective welfare levels are categorized into four classes, very poor, poor, good, and very good. The results show that Indramayu. Fishermen belong to a very good subjective well-being.
Keywords: Subjective Well-being, Fishermen, Fishing Gear, Well-being domain