The objectives of this study were to analyze family welfare (categorizedÂ as objective and subjective welfare) of fishermen and its correlation with family AGILÂ (adaptation, goal attainment, latency, and integration) functions. The study design wasÂ cross sectional. Data were collected in 2009 in Pangandaran District, Ciamis RegencyÂ (affected by tsunami in 2006), taken from 80 families (53 categorized as juragan andÂ 27 as janggol) as the samples selected by using proportional random samplingÂ method. By using spearmanâs correlation test, it was found that there was a positiveÂ correlation between family AGIL functions and family welfare. Moreover the results ofÂ correlation test between components of family AGIL and family welfare showed thatÂ there were positive correlations between adaptation function and objective welfare,Â and between latency function with subjective welfare. This means that the higher theÂ family adaptation, the higher the family income, and the better the level of familyÂ latency, the higher the level of family subjective welfare. Descriptive analysis revealedÂ that the essential components of fishermen family subjective welfare included sincereÂ feeling, i.e., always thank God for whatever happen and have a good satisfaction evenÂ in marginal family condition. The above results implied that, increasing family AGILÂ function should become a crucial factor in increasing family welfare. Indeed,Â strengthening family program should be emphasized on the two vital functions:Â adaptation and latency.
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