Proceedings of the 13th International Interdisciplinary Studies Seminar, IISS 2019, 30-31 October 2019, Malang, Indonesia

Research Article

Schwartz’s Value Types on Romantic Relationships: Exploratory Study on Balinese Society

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.23-10-2019.2293049,
        author={Dewi Arum Widhiyanti M. P. and Kwartarini Wahyu Yuniarti and Wenty Marina Minza and Bagus  Riyono},
        title={Schwartz’s Value Types on Romantic Relationships: Exploratory Study on Balinese Society},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 13th International Interdisciplinary Studies Seminar, IISS 2019, 30-31 October 2019, Malang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={IISS},
        year={2020},
        month={3},
        keywords={balinese romantic relationship schwartz theory values},
        doi={10.4108/eai.23-10-2019.2293049}
    }
    
  • Dewi Arum Widhiyanti M. P.
    Kwartarini Wahyu Yuniarti
    Wenty Marina Minza
    Bagus Riyono
    Year: 2020
    Schwartz’s Value Types on Romantic Relationships: Exploratory Study on Balinese Society
    IISS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.23-10-2019.2293049
Dewi Arum Widhiyanti M. P.1,*, Kwartarini Wahyu Yuniarti2, Wenty Marina Minza2, Bagus Riyono2
  • 1: Universitas Pendidikan Ganesha, Indonesia
  • 2: Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
*Contact email: dewiarumbk@gmail.com

Abstract

The ecological perspective emphasizes the social and cultural context that encourages or inhibits close relationships and gives meaning. This means that the dynamics of romantic relations are inseparable from the values, norms and expectations that exist in a society's culture. The purpose of this study is to identify values that are considered important in romantic relationships by young generations of Balinese, especially in terms of the types of values proposed by Schwartz. Responses from Balinese adolescents (n = 320) obtained through questionnaires with open-ended questions were processed using thematic analysis. The results of this study indicate that the value of tradition dominates the consideration of Balinese adolescents in romantic relationships. The Balinese traditional values have characteristics that reflect other types of values, such as security, conformity, benevolence, and universalism values. Some Balinese philosophies and Hinduism emerge as examples of reference values that are used as a guide in interacting with the opposite sex, involvement in romantic relationships, and the selection of romantic partners. On the other side a number of adolescents suggest that they do not know about such values and do not consider them when establishing a romantic relationship.