Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Social Sciences, ICSS 2019, 5-6 November 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia

Research Article

The Effect of Political Socialization through Opinion Leader toward Political Participation of Borderline Citizens in 2019 General Election (Raihat-Atambua District Border District)

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.5-11-2019.2292529,
        author={Wida  Nofiasari and Ahmad  Mulyana and Henni  Gusfa},
        title={The Effect of Political Socialization through Opinion Leader toward Political Participation of Borderline Citizens in 2019 General Election (Raihat-Atambua District Border District)},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Social Sciences, ICSS 2019, 5-6 November 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICSS},
        year={2020},
        month={3},
        keywords={political socialization opinion leader political participation},
        doi={10.4108/eai.5-11-2019.2292529}
    }
    
  • Wida Nofiasari
    Ahmad Mulyana
    Henni Gusfa
    Year: 2020
    The Effect of Political Socialization through Opinion Leader toward Political Participation of Borderline Citizens in 2019 General Election (Raihat-Atambua District Border District)
    ICSS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.5-11-2019.2292529
Wida Nofiasari1,*, Ahmad Mulyana1, Henni Gusfa1
  • 1: Universitas Mercu Buana, Indonesia
*Contact email: wnofiasari@gmail.com

Abstract

In socializing politics in border region is quite difficult, the limitations of media entering the border areas and the limitations in the use of Indonesian have the public struggle to obtain information about the election. This condition is getting worse with the unstable internal political upheaval in the border region. Therefore, it takes the presence of an opinion leader figure to bridge the information gap between outsiders and rural. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of political socialization in the election process through opinion leaders on community participation in the border region of the Republic of Indonesia-Timor Leste, Raihat District, NTT in the 2019 elections. This research was a quantitative study using an explanatory approach. The results of the research that have been done show that political socialization, through opinion leaders has a significant influence on political participation.