The Effect of Conflict on the Relationship between Elements for the Progress of Rubber Cooperatives in Riau Province, Indonesia

Elfi Rahmadani, Rudi Febriamansyah, Ira Wahyuni Syarfi, Yonariza

The rubber cooperative is an important agency to support the economy of the rubber farmer groups in Riau Province. But the number of active cooperative decline since 2014-2019. This study aims to study the social interaction between the elements in cooperatives in terms of the way to resolve conflicts against cooperative progress. This research was also conducted on active cooperatives as a comparison. Two research locations are Kuantan Singingi Regency and Kampar Regency as the largest rubber producer in Riau Province. The sample consisted of 300 people representing 150 active cooperative and 150 inactive one taken by purposive sampling. The sample is an element of the rubber farmer cooperative, namely members, management, supervisors and employees. Research data obtained by structured and in-depth interviews. The way to resolve conflicts is assessed based on the interaction between cooperative elements with 9 indicators. The results showed that the active rubber cooperative has a good-very good value in this parameters with a score of 76.10%-82.80%. Whereas inactive cooperatives have a very bad-good enough with a score of 20%-60%. The main sources of conflict in inactive cooperatives are from the interactions between members and employees (X3) and supervisors and employees (X6) because all nine indicators have bad scores. Those conflict hinders the progress of cooperatives in Riau Province.

Volume 12 | Issue 6

Pages: 237-245

DOI: 10.5373/JARDCS/V12I6/S20201026