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Hamdani M. Syam
Asnawi Muslem
Bustami Usman


young people, behavior, activities, purposes, coffee shops, Banda Aceh.


The purpose of this study was to investigate the young people communication activities and purposes in coffee shops in Banda Aceh. The objectives of this study were to investigating why young people either male or female (in Banda Aceh) hang out at coffee shops and what they are doing there.

The method employs in this study are quantitative in nature.  Survey is used to collect the data needed for this study. A set of questionnaire is distributed to 1,500 young people who were hanging out in coffee shops in Banda Aceh. The data collected were analyzed through SPSS in the form of percentages. 

The results showed that the main reasons for hanging out in the coffee shops, apart from drinking coffee, were to chat with friends, look for entertainment and fill in time. The main form of communication was small talk and amusement. At the same time, those who talked about their studies did not get satisfaction. These young people also usually used the internet while they were in the coffee shops – to play games, chat with (other) friends and also to get materials for study.

Limitations of this study was that onlyquestionnaire was used to get the data. As a matter of fact, the interview should be done to get the detail data. However, this study has given valuable information for readers in general in relation to the activities and purposes of hanging out at the coffee shops among young people in Aceh.

This study has never been done before especially in Aceh. This study also provided current information on what communication activities and purposes of young people in coffee shops in Aceh.  

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