IJSSH 2017 Vol.7(12): 756-761 ISSN: 2010-3646
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2017.V7.921

Community Empowerment in Teak Root Potential Area (Study: Teak Roots Craftsmen in Margomulyo Bojonegoro, Indonesia)

Sri Kussujaniatun and Teguh Kismantoroaji
Abstract—Bojonegoro is one of the best teak producers in Indonesia with its extraordinary natural resources and culture. However, its people are still unable to optimize its potentials of the teak roots, Samin culture, and guava plantation. The research problem in this study deals with the factors influencing the community empowerment of the teak roots craftsmen and the farmers. This study aims at analyzing the influence of the variables of interaction, accountability, integrity, empathy, and motivation to the community empowerment. This descriptive study uses primary data to explain the phenomenon in community empowerment and to lead numerous policies of the government. The technique used is Multiple Linear Regression. The results show that 1) variables of interaction, accountability, and empathy have positive influence to the empowerment, 2) variable of interaction is the most significant variable, and 3) variable of motivation has negative influence to the empowerment. It is expected that there will be synergy between Local Government of Bojonegoro Regency, community, and craftsmen in improving the community empowerment.

Index Terms—Interaction, accountability, integrity, empathy, motivation, community empowerment.

Sri Kussujaniatun is with the Department of Economics and Management, Faculty of Economics in University of National Development “Veteran" Yogyakarta, Indonesia (e-mail: sri.kussujaniatun@upnyk.ac.id).
Teguh Kismantoroaji is with the Department of Agribusiness, Faculty of Agriculture in University of National Development “Veteran" Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

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Cite: Sri Kussujaniatun and Teguh Kismantoroaji, "Community Empowerment in Teak Root Potential Area (Study: Teak Roots Craftsmen in Margomulyo Bojonegoro, Indonesia)," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 7, no. 12, pp. 756-761, 2017.

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