Early Marriage in Jebres Sub District of Surakarta City

Erwinsyah Erwinsyah, Argyo Demartoto, Supriyadi Supriyadi


This research aimed to describe early marriage in Jebres Sub District, Surakarta City. This study was a descriptive qualitative research on the people in Jebres Sub District, Surakarta City. The informants consisted of Lurah (Village Head), chairperson of PKK (Family Welfare Empowerment), Religion Figure, Public Figure, Youth Figure, Marriage Registering Officer, Rw Chief, Rt Chief,, Chairperson of Religion Affairs Office of Jebres Sub District, and Chairperson of Religion Ministry of Surakarta City. Data was collected through observation, in-depth interview, and documentation. Data analysis was carried out using data reduction, data display, and conclusion drawing. The result of research showed that early marriage was conducted due to instrumental rational action value rational action, affective action, traditional action, in the form of focusing on working to support family as the form of responsibility to family after married as family and environment consider that early marriage is a way out of sin due to free sex among adolescents, biological impulse of sexual need thereby having sexual intercourse before marriage leading to pregnancy. Family made early marriage the solution to the problem of pregnancy before marriage.


Instrumental Rationality; Value Rational; Affective; Traditional; Early Marriage

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