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IJSSH 2018 Vol.8(8): 230-234 ISSN: 2010-3646
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2018.V8.966

School of Empathy for Enhancing Children’s Well-being

Nur Widiasmara, Resnia Novitasari, Nita Trimulyaningsih, and Marcus Stueck
Abstract—This study was aimed to examine the effects of School of Empathy on emotional and psychological well-being on elementary school age children in one of the public elementary schools in Yogyakarta. The study involved 13 children aged 9-14 years divided into 7 in children experimental group and 6 in children control group. This study used quasi experiment design with control group with pre-test & post-test design. The instrument used in this study is the Indonesian version of the School of Empathy (SoE) module developed by Stueck et al. (2010) and the Emotional and Psychological Well-being Scale for Children adapted from The Stirling Children's Well-being Scale (Liddle & Carter, 2015). Data analysis used parametric statistic independent sample t-test. The results showed that children's well-being score between the experimental group (M = 32.71, SD = 3.904) and control group (M = 33.83, SD = 4.956); (t (11) = - 0.456, p = 0.657), on the positive emotional state (t (11) = - 0.540, p = 0.6) and positive outlook (t (11) = - 0.305, p = 0.766). Effect size score of treatment (SoE training) on children's well-being (r = 0.136), positive emotional state (r = 0.160) and positive outlook (r = 0.091). The conclusion of this study is that no differences between the experimental group and the control group. SoE training has little effect on emotional and psychological well-being. The results of the study are discussed further.

Index Terms—Children, emotional and psychological well-being, school of empathy.

Nur Widiasmara, Resnia Novitasari, Nita Trimulyaningsih are with the Department of Psychology, Universitas Islam Indonesia, Indonesia (e-mail: nurwidiasmara@uii.ac.id, resnia.novitasari@uii.ac.id, nita@uii.ac.id)
Marcus Stueck is with DPFA Hochschule Sachsen Germany (e-mail: marcus.stueck@dpfa-hs.de)

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Cite: Nur Widiasmara, Resnia Novitasari, Nita Trimulyaningsih, and Marcus Stueck, "School of Empathy for Enhancing Children’s Well-being," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 8, no. 8, pp. 230-234, 2018.

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