The Welfare Level of Fish Processor Household: Objectivity and Subjectivity Indicators (A Case in Pringsewu Regency, Lampung Province)

  • Anna Fatchiya
  • Siti Amanah Department of Communication and Community Development Sciences, Faculty of Human Ecology, IPB University
  • Tatie Soedewo Department of Communication and Community Development Sciences, Faculty of Human Ecology, IPB University
Keywords: fish processors, household, objective wellbeing, subjective wellbeing


Majority fish processing business in Indonesia is carried out by households of a micro-small scale using traditional methods. This research is aimed to measure the level of wellbeing of the fish processing household using objective and subjective indicators. The research approach is carried out with a census in selected locations using questionnaires as a means of data collection. Indicator of wellbeing from the Statistics Bureau (BPS) is used to measue the level of objective wellbeing, while subjective wellbeing is measured from the fish processors’ own perspective concerning their satisfaction on their living condition. The number of research samples was 75 fish processors in two districts namely Pagelaran District and Pringsewu District, in Pringsewu Regency, one of fish processing centers in Lampung Province. Data were collected from March to April 2018. Then the data were analyzed descriptively using Excell and Statistical Product and Service Solution (SPSS) ver 24. The results showed that  the level of wellbeing of the fish processing households was high, when it was measured using an objective indicator. However, when the objective indicator was asked subjectively to a respondent, it showed a low level, such as satisfaction on the house condition, finance, and asset ownership. Although the economic aspect showed unsatisfactory, the social living condition and psychological mental of the fish processors showed satisfactory. This shows that wellbeing condition cannot be measured only by economic objective aspects, but also by subjective condition of the community, including social and mental condition.


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FatchiyaA., AmanahS., & SoedewoT. (2019). The Welfare Level of Fish Processor Household: Objectivity and Subjectivity Indicators (A Case in Pringsewu Regency, Lampung Province). Sodality: Jurnal Sosiologi Pedesaan, 7(3), 252-262.

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