LONELINESS OF THE BALINESE STUDENTS IN BANDUNG
Srisayekti, W., Fitriana, E., and Kamaratih, G.T., Padjadjaran University, Indonesia
This study is aimed to describe the loneliness of Balinese students who are studying in Bandung, West Java. They are 26 first-semester male students who live in the 'Bali' Dormitory in Bandung. The other 25 first-semester male students, Sundanese, who live in their own families in Bandung, are used as a comparison group. The results reveal that the Balinese students show a higher degree of loneliness as compared to the Sundanese students, both in the social and the emotional loneliness. However, both the Balinese and the Sundanese students show a good social adjustment. Does the 'Bali' Dormitory in Bandung replace the community organization so-called 'Banjar' in Bali?