APPLICATION OF SOCIODRAMA TECHNIQUES TO IMPROVE EMPATHY OF JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Galang Surya Surya Gumilang

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ABSTRACT

The research conducted aims to determine the effectiveness of sociodrama techniques to improve empathy for junior high school students in Kediri City, East Java Province, Indonesia. This study used a pre-experimental design with a type of One Group Pretest and Posttest design. The research subjects were junior high school students who had low empathy and numbered 13 students. The collected data was analyzed by different Wilcoxon tests. The results showed that the effective sociodrama technique to increase empathy for junior high school students with an average grade value after being given treatment was higher than the average rating before being given treatment and the results of the warranty test showed differences between the results of the pretest and posttest. The wilcoxon value is (z = -3.182a) with the value of Asymp. Sig. (2-tailed) for the two-tailed test is 0.001. From the results of the analysis below 0.05. (0.001 <0.05) then H0 is rejected and H1 is accepted, it can be concluded that the sociodrama technique is effective for increasing the empathy of the junior high school students.

 

Key Words: Sociodrama Technique, Empathy, Junior High School Students


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