Proceedings of the First International Seminar on Languare, Literature, Culture and Education, ISLLCE, 15-16 November 2019, Kendari, Indonesia

Research Article

Culture Shock and Job Satisfaction of Korean Language Graduates in Korean Corporate Culture in Indonesia

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.15-11-2019.2296198,
        author={Ummul  Hasanah and Rizky Tri Nastiti},
        title={Culture Shock and Job Satisfaction of Korean Language Graduates in Korean Corporate Culture in Indonesia},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the First International Seminar on Languare, Literature, Culture and Education, ISLLCE, 15-16 November 2019, Kendari, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ISLLCE},
        year={2020},
        month={6},
        keywords={culture shock job satisfaction korean company korean language alumni korean corporate culture},
        doi={10.4108/eai.15-11-2019.2296198}
    }
    
  • Ummul Hasanah
    Rizky Tri Nastiti
    Year: 2020
    Culture Shock and Job Satisfaction of Korean Language Graduates in Korean Corporate Culture in Indonesia
    ISLLCE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.15-11-2019.2296198
Ummul Hasanah1,*, Rizky Tri Nastiti1
  • 1: Vocational College, Universitas Gadjah Mada Yogyakarta, Indonesia
*Contact email: ummul.hasanah@ugm.ac.id

Abstract

In the business perspective, Korean companies are recognized and famous for their distinctive Korean corporate culture. Value of confucianism is used strongly in Korean corporate culture which can be very new when adapted to people from different culture. The new corporate culture brings culture shock to those working in Korean companies which somehow affects their job satisfaction respectively. This study aims to reveal the culure shock and job satisfaction of Diploma 3 Korean Language Graduates from Vocational College, Universitas Gadjah Mada in various Korean Companies in Indonesia. By using questionnaire on Job Satisfaction based on Wellness Council America Standard and qualitative method, the data is obtained and analyzed. The result shows that despite various culture shocks employees might experince when working in Korean company, most feel satisfied when working mainly because of a chance to use Korean Language skills better when working in Korean company compared to working in Indonesian company. Hence, it can be concluded that as long as Korean Language graduates are able to adapt and learn in Korean corporate culture, they can gain satisfaction in working which will become a win win solution both for Korean companies in Indonesia and the Indonesian employees themselves.