Communication Network of Village Heads in Innovation of Development Program

Fikar Damai Setia Gea

Abstract


This research aims to analyze the flow of information that occurs in the network, analyze the network structure, identify patterns of relationships within the network, identify the role of actors in the network and detect key actors in the village head communications network in Nias Regency. The research approach used is a quantitative descriptive method. A total of 105 village heads were selected as research samples with snowball sampling technique. Data were collected by using questionnaire research instrument. Data analysis technique used is the communication network analysis. The results showed that the content of messages exchanged in the village head communication network was dominated by discussion of village fund management based on friendship ties. In parallel, the network structure of village heads in Nias Regency as a whole is categorized as a weak communication network because it limits itself to the subdivision of groups (sub regency). This condition affects the network pattern that formed is radial personal network tends to spread and open to the environment but with limited information. 


Keywords


communication network; village head; development innovation; centrality

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.20422/jpk.v21i1.403

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