|Judul||:||Effect of Group Participative Communication and Economic Empowerment of Independent Women|
|Penulis||:||Prof. Dr. Ir. Aida Vitayala Sjafri , Dr. Ir. Amiruddin Saleh MS, Ana Kuswanti, Herien Puspitawati, Munadhil Abdul Muqsith|
The study aims to analyze the effect of participatory group communication and the economic empowerment of female household towards economic independence. The female head of a family in the city of Batang, central Java, Indonesia has a condition of economic limitations. Therefore, the Pekka group paid attention to women heads of households to be empowered. The respondents were 229 female heads of household, consisting of nine single, married 150, widowed 70 Pekka. The research found a real influence between participatory communication between groups and economic empowerment on Pekka's economic independence. The results show that the direction of problem-solving communication has the most contribution in forming participatory communication groups, and access to capital has the most contribution in forming economic empowerment in realizing Pekka's economic independence.